Sunday, July 12, 2015



Saturday, July 11th was a special day for the kare kit team!! We held our 2nd annual Ice Cream Social and Barbecue for the children living at the Days Inn Shelter. There currently are approximately 85 families with children living at the shelter and they were treated to a barbecue, ice cream social and a fun filled day. The children received bubbles, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, jump ropes, coloring books and crayons just to name a few of the items on hand. They were able to choose from gently used clothing and toys as well.

The children could receive glitter tattoos by Heather Mazzaferro as well as have their faces painted by Jackie of The Party Fun and her daughter Aubree who twisted balloons into all types of animals, hats and even swords for the boys!! Kylee and her fabulous team of friends played games with the children throughout the day as well.

Unilever donated shampoo, conditioner, and various hair products for the families as well. Kylee has participated in Unilever Project Sunlight last fall when she traveled to India to be part of commercials on child hunger and other world issues and they donated some of their products for the families.

The barbecue included hamburgers and hotdogs provided by the kare kits team, salad and watermelon provided by The Brown Bag Ministry of Our Lady of the Lake Church, fresh rolls provided by Texas Roadhouse and chips donated by Ginny's Pantry. Beverages include chocolate milk, juice and water.

Desert consisted of beautifully decorated cupcakes made by Beth Foley and decorated by the kare kit team. Cookies donated by the Brown Bag Ministry and delicious ice cream from Cherry Hill Ice Cream.

Fresh garden vegetables were donated by Dave & Paula Harper for the families as well!!

Thank you to Michael Rosenberg the owner of Promotion in Motion the company that makes Welch's Fruit snacks for his donation of fruit snacks as well as other snack items he had shipped to us from Liberty/Vistar in Mechanicsville PA. We greatly appreciate the continued support of Michael as well as our new friends at Liberty/Vistar.

We would like to thank everyone from the community who donated toothbrushes & toothpaste, used clothing, used toys, new toys, and items for the event. It is only because of the help of many people that we are able to help the children and their families!!

A special thank you to our fabulous kare kit team and krew and volunteers from Our Lady of the Lake Church and the community. Seeing the smiles on the childrens faces was a gift to us all! Please know that you helped us to make a difference in their lives!!

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