The past week and a half has been an amazing journey for the Be A Girl Like Me! Inc. family. First, last Monday, December 11th, Be A Girl Like Me! Inc. was chosen as the charity for the Unity with Pam Christmas taping. We honestly don’t have enough words to describe what a wonderful feeling it was to receive so many donations to help families and children in need. There were times coming up to this community project that we did get a little worried about how we will provide toys for the children and if we were going be able to do it this year. God showed up and He showed out. We serve an Almighty King, people and organizations from around the area and the United States donated toys, toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, hair accessories, coloring books, and so much more.
From the donations we received, we decided to package these items into book kits, personal care packages, and as presents for the kids. These items were distributed at the Columbus Dream Center in Columbus, Ga. (below is the video of highlighting that day). The families and children were so happy to receive these donations. We also loved interacting with the families and volunteers so much that we definitely plan on volunteering there more throughout the year.
Special thank you to the Unity with Pam Television Show, Columbus Hospice, and one of our long time supporters, Leticia for donating to our Christmas Community Project. We would also like to thank every organization and individual who dropped off the donations at the taping and the Columbus Dream Center for allowing us to come and be part of such a beautiful day full of love, laughter, fun, and giving.
Also please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers. We could only give what we had and the amount of items we gave away does not amount to the number of individuals and families that came. This shows us that we have got to get to work and ensure these individuals and families have what they need. Simple items such as soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste are goods that are not donated all the time. We are making it Be A Girl Like Me! Inc.’s New Years Resolution to focus on ensuring that they will have these items next year. Care packages are scarce at the center.
We learned one valuable lesson this past Saturday. Always learn and volunteer in your community to better understand what it lacks. We thought we knew what ours has but our area needs way more than we imagined. We want to change that. We want to aim to put even the smallest dent in the needs of these individuals and families and this begins with prayer, resources, and the necessary items. We’ve got so much work to do and we hope that you will be part of our journey.
Finally, if you are not our area, volunteer and give back to those in need where you live. We are so sure that there are so many people that are in need in your area. Get to work! Let’s ensure that the people in our communities understand that we are here for them, that they are loved, and most of all, that they feel valued!
If you would like to join us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can help or donate. Or you can send your donation to P.O. Box 373 Box Springs, Ga 31801
Merry Christmas and may God bless you and your family!