All over the nation people will celebrate Christmas (or not) according to their own faith and belief. Often churches and/or schools will create a wish list tree for financially challenged families. Sometimes care centers, help centers, etc. know of families that do without all year around. The parents provide the best they can for their children. Schools, churches and care centers make sure families receive something needed, but other adults also need to get a little something on Christmas morning. I am talking about the men and women that have served our country, but perhaps have been a bit forgotten. Perhaps they have lost their jobs and haven't been able to get back on steady ground yet. Maybe they are disabled. Maybe luck or something hasn't been around for a long time. We are gathering donations to give to these men and women for Christmas this year. These veterans are living on the West side of Colorado Springs. The donations are going to 32 men and 10 women. I know there are others that need items, but I am not able to save the world. This is part of the flyer that has been given to our pack. Maybe you can also give to someone and make a difference in their life. It may be just the little bit of spark that person needs to brighten their life. We are crocheting 42 hats to keep the chill away from the head and ears. Also donating toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and other items. We have all seen the travel size items in the stores. Often they will be on sale. We know people that travel alot and are donating the unopened shampoo, etc. from their hotel/motel rooms that they have brought home. Everyone also needs socks (often on sale). We are very blessed and live in abundance. We are not monetarily rich, but have been blessed with love, family, friends, food and a roof over our heads. We have worked for what we have and will continue to do so. There are a lot of people in the world that have worked hard, but somehow the sun hasn't shined on them at times. I think you all get my drift. Kellie also volunteers at a very worthy place that distributes clothing, etc. Sometimes people make purchases and sometimes they are given clothing, etc. In a couple of weeks Kellie, Joshua, Baxter (his best friend) and I will be making boxes of food for families that need a little extra this month. It's a win-win situation! Just a thought!
Operation Give Back to a Veteran
November 4, 2009 through December 16, 2009
Cub Scout Pack 24 is helping those who have helped keep our country free.
Donations are needed for 42 Westside veterans (32 men and 10 women) for presents for the holiday season.
Items in need are: Men and women toiletries, i.e. toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene, gloves, socks, t-shirts, small candies and treats, wrapping paper and tape, scarves and any other donations are welcome!
All donations are appreciated!
We can make a difference!
Please contact Sandy for additional information.