Today was a beautiful day, not because of the weather (though the weather was phenomenal; sunny and fairly warm for Atlanta in January). Today was beautiful because I had the opportunity to volunteer with my daughter, wonderful friends and the good folks over at Hop, Skip and Serve for Martin Luther King Day. The order of the day was sandwiches and LOTS of them (over 4,400 ) for those in need. School supplies and clothing were collected as well. Hop, Skip and Serve made volunteering a party with a DJ and impromptu dance breaks. Kids as young as 4 are able to serve their community in a meaningful way, making this a perfect family service opportunity. It did my heart good to see so many young people there; Girl Scout troops, high school students and students from Spelman, Morehouse and Clark Atlanta University.
Thanks to Drew Charter School for giving a home to the many groups that came together to serve.
Volunteers brought in wheat bread and sandwich fixins and we got to work at about 9am. The college kids counted and organized the sandwiches and got them ready for transport. Hop, Skip and Serve volunteers got the food where it needed to go and many hungry folks in Atlanta will be fed. All in all, a great way to spend the day and bond with my daughter.
Also, shout out to Yumbii and Nana G’s food trucks for coming out to support and for bringing tasty treats for the volunteers,