The news isn’t known for being uplifting, but we’re aiming to change that! Read more about the inspiring deeds that happened in January.
Grocery Trash to Treasure
Recently, Trader Joe’s in Kalamazoo, Michigan experienced some technical difficulties in their cooling system. Their refrigerators contained 35,000 pounds of perishable foods. Most grocery stores in this predicament would either try to get a mechanic to fix the cooling system and salvage the food or throw out the the goodies all together. Instead, Trader Joe’s decided to donate the pounds of food to Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. The local shelter provides over 600 meals a day to the area’s homeless community. Although most of the shelter food is donated, the grocery store’s donation was the largest the shelter had ever received.
Wheels on the Bus (House)
Eric, Olivia, and their three daughters were living in a converted school bus. Without a home, Olivia and Eric traveled across the U.S. with their infant, toddler, and 5-year-old until they broke down in Greeley, Colorado. Not too far away, Virginia Finch and her daughters were preparing meals for the homeless during the holiday season. After hearing about the family that lived nearby in a bus, Finch decided to hand-deliver the meals. Once Finch and her daughter returned home after listening to Olivia and Eric’s heartbreaking story, Finch couldn’t stop thinking about ways to help. Instead of selling or renting her family’s second home, Finch returned to the school bus to ask Olivia and Eric if they would like to live in their second house.
This month, the faculty of Dr. Billy Earle Dade Middle School in Dallas, Texas, was afraid that there wouldn’t be enough father figures for their annual “Breakfast with Dads.” The middle school posted on Facebook asking for at least 50 men to attend the event and give mentorship to the students. The Facebook post reached far more men than the school could ever imagine. On the day of the event, over 600 male volunteers showed up. The men spent the day giving the students life advice and even teaching some how to tie a double Windsor knot.
Free Will Baptist Children’s Home
Free Will Baptist Children’s Home strives to offer a loving environment for the children in our care. Every day, we create our own positive stories. If you’re in Alabama and looking for something positive to be a part of, contact us for more information!