Christmas week is here, and what better way to start it off than the opportunity to give back to our community by volunteering for the Christmas Backpack event by The Labre Society here in Fort Worth. This holiday season, after a year of a LOT of change, struggle and growing pains, we really felt it was important for us to give back to the community. And not just give back, but to begin a lifestyle of giving back more to our community than what we take. The event was to prep and pack over 700 rucksacks for adults and over 40 backpacks for children with a lot of the essential items that people in need may need on a daily basis. For the kids, school supplies, toiletries, snacks and cold weather gear; for the adults, cold weather gear, bibles and bus passes, food and snacks and toiletries. It was amazing to see people come together in a spirit of pure giving and work together with no stress to accomplish something for the community. We had a great time working on this, and of course things came together nicely, as fate would have it, Heather would have got put on sorting and packing scarves and clothing. There wasn’t a lot of time to take pictures but we wanted to share a few snapshots, while we were busy working and meeting so many great people. Life is too short not to make giving back an integral part of not just this time of the year, but every day. Blessed are the givers. God and life is being very good to us this Christmas season.
P.S. There was plenty of time for afterwards for caramel apples and naps!