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All Year Round...but This Christmas...

my kids and i have been volunteering for a group called Friends Of Recovery...meaning all recovery of anything..mental, alcoholism, addictions...lots of lonely people at this time...they come in all shapes and sizes...and they all have a story to share...

since loosing my late husband in 2002, i was bored and wanted to change things....someone suggested volunteering at Christmas to start
so, i asked family members because of their own recoveries in different fellowships, they all did this one group...who desperatly needed some help in that area

so, at first, i would escape for a few hours just chatting and helping in the kitchen with the food...
Now, the kids have come to play about ages 5 and 4, by doing odd jobs, keeping the front outside looking nice...whatever was needed.

Now kids are older, i asked what they wanted to do this year...

PANCAKES...so i asked the chairperson if we as a family can do a PANNY breakfast on NEW YEARS DAY...and they said YES!!...they loved the ideas so much, decided to do it for Xmas morning....

i am so excited to get these lonely hearted people of the streets for a nice warm breaky....
every little thing helps, donations of food, clothes, new hats and gloves...its all so worth it...

i remember a few years back the kids and i did about 10 boxes, filled them with a pair of socks, warm hat, scarve, gloves and a chocolate bar...one man cried, he has not recieved a gift in years!!!...that was all worth it to me....

god bless you all for volunteering you time!!!
deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 5, 2011

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