Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kindness Truly Does Make A Difference




Some awesome ladies I have the honor of being friends with run an organization called K.I.D.S. Cuddlekit Closet. Their goal for this winter was to help clothe 150 school aged children for the winter AND give them a day they will never forget, and they achieved their goal and then some. I was invited to bring a few of my own students from Rancho.

From 11:30 - 4:00 these students rode horses, went to a petting zoo, kicked some karate butt, tested out law enforcement vehicles, watched a hot air balloon get blown up, played in snow, made cotton candy, iced cookies to give to a retirement home, got their faces painted, heard a story, and so so so much more!

Our New Moon event was a small way to get involved with this special day, and next year I hope to do so much more to help. I would encourage each of you to look at their website and see what wonderful things they do for our community's children throughout the year. So many people volunteered and helped make this event a success. Now four of my students will be sporting new shoes and hoodies to school Monday. Not to mention, they all saw Santa and went home with one wrapped present containing something from their wish list! This organization truly makes a difference, and it's one you can witness for yourself. Tears came to my eyes several times today, but the best was when one of my students was skipping around outside saying, "This is the best day ever!" Mind you, this was long before the presents were given out.

Other quotes heard throughout my awesome day:

"These are Vans! REAL Vans."

"This is the coolest fake snow. I've never been in real, fake snow before!"

"We get surprises?! You mean, there's more?"

"Mrs. Lemmon, how long do we get to stay here?"

"Is all this for me to keep?"

http://www.cuddlekit.org/

P.S. Okay, Okay...I let them open their wrapped gifts in the car. I couldn't wait!

8 comments:

Wendy said...

That is awesome!

Kristan said...

Sabra,
You really should write for a living...tears are rolling after those quotes. I'm so happy that they had such a great day. All the kids were so amazing, your kids were so gracious (they must have said thank you a thousand times!) We think you and the 15 other teachers that took their Saturday away from their families to reach out to the same kids you reach out to all year are amazing! I feel very honored to call you my friend! Thanks for all your help, all your support and just being a cool gal!

Tina said...

That DOES sound like an amazing day. How awesome that you got to be a part of it!

BlairsTown said...

Kindness...that's what it's all about. Sounds like an amazing day not only for the kids but for the adults too.

Kimmy said...

What a special day! And what a great organization to put something like that together.

mrs t said...

Gives me the warm fuzzies! Good for you for getting involved!

Brenda said...

That is WONDERFUL! How neat to be apart of it all!

Granni P said...

Sabra, you always amaze me. I am blessed to be called mother in law.