This year we decided to change up our client events and turn the focus onto giving back to the community.
Our Day in the Park event was the first to really solidify this concept. We gathered in Gene Coulon Park to put together Blessing Bags for the homeless community. These blessing bags consist of soaps, shampoos, socks, ponchos, water bottles, toothbrush and toothpaste sets, and other miscellaneous items. Our goal from the start was to create 200 of these bags! In the past, we’ve made these blessing bags as a team! We thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get our family, friends, clients, and business partners together to do the same.
Although the night before brought lots of rain, the day turned out to be beautiful and sunny! Alki Bakery was kind enough to donate sandwich trays and we grilled hot dogs! So many people came and made so many bags. Many people were filling two or three bags at once to ensure that we hit our goal for the day. Not only were people filling bags, they were also coloring inspirational sayings to put in the bags as well. Even kids got in on the fun of making the bags and playing yard games. The day was such a success with us making over 200 blessing bags to donate to the Auburn Food Bank and another local organization that works with the homeless community!!
We would not have been able to do this without so many of our favorite people donating items or cash, offering to grill, bringing games, and helping us make the bags! We are so GRATEFUL to have so much support from our circle.