Humble Pie completed our February volunteer project last Saturday, with 24 little helpers by our side. We colored, stickered, folded, taped, crafted, giggled and smiled our way through mounds of heart shaped stickers, finger puppets and red heart doilies. Yes, Valentines Day is on the horizon and our army of tiny philanthropists were on a mission to bring cheer to children spending the holiday at Kosair Children’s Hospital!
Together their mighty little hands assembled nearly 200 Valentine craft packets for patients to make while staying at the hospital. They also demonstrated their artistry by creating more than 50 Valentine cards filled with loving sentiments to also share with the patients. Our goal, as explained by one young volunteer, “to make the children smile.” Well said little one. Spreading love from one child to another. Once again I was blown away by our young volunteers’ motivation and dedication to fulfilling this initiative.
The project was a collaborative effort that found volunteers crafting, assembling, labeling bags, tying them up, counting stickers, sorting crafts supplies, cleaning up and spreading love, love, love. A special thanks to our older volunteers, Riley and Ryan, who served as great organizers and leaders! And let’s not forget the momentous effort by one of our youngest volunteers, Carson, who used her 2 year old bundle of energy to create the most craft packets of all! There is no age limit for the effectiveness of a volunteer. It just takes fun, creativity and a little perseverance to make a difference in the lives others.
We are excited to share that another organization partnered with Humble Pie on this Valentine initiative. Claudette Davis and her students from Westport TAPP School designed and assembled dozens of their own craft packet creations and Valentine cards to deliver along with ours to Kosair Children’s Hospital. Excellent job ladies! We are extremely thankful for your donations and humbled by your generosity.
To finalize this post I am compelled to share an insight from Norah, one of our lovely 4 year old volunteers. Norah said it best when she told her mom that helping others will be her new “Power Promise.” That’s Disney Jr.’s way of demonstrating the power of doing good. I think that’s a pretty outstanding promise, Miss Norah. I’m going to make it my Power Promise too.
Humble Pie volunteers making Valentines to deliver with our craft packets.
Preparing the assembly line for our Valentine craft packets. In our packets we included finger puppets, construction paper, crayons and valentine stickers so Kosair Children’s Hospital patients can make a valentine while bedside. Oriental Trading is a great online shopping source for art and craft supplies in bulk.
The finished product. Our volunteers completed nearly 200 packets for Kosair Children’s Hospital patients!
And artistic flair…Valentines to bring smiles to patients’ faces!
To ALL of our wonderfully helpful volunteers, you are each very special and an absolute inspiration to us all! Thank you for helping Kosair Children’s Hospital!