Lily and R.J. along with the five kids of our good friends were responsible for helping us unload and getting the students to the backpacks, school supplies, snacks, and toys. Once the students had these items they were sent to me where they were able to fill bags with pantry items, toiletries, toilet paper, and baby items. Not one student was greedy and tried to take a lot of things, in fact we had to encourage them to fill up their bags. Some would quietly ask for diapers so they could take them home for their baby brother or sister, and then we would have to figure out what size was needed...this took some work! Others would ask if we had shampoo for their mom or bars of soap for the shower.
The best part of my day was when a little girl came up and hugged me from out of nowhere. I didn't have time to cry all day, but this sweet hug definitely made me tear up.
To everyone who helped us make this trip happen, thank you. These children were so appreciative of the items they were able to get from the trailer and we were told many times throughout the day by their teachers how these kids lit up when they realized what was happening.