So, as you know if you’ve kept up on my blog, I started a new job working for Goals, Inc. An organization in the Thornton community that provides resources to homeless, immigrant and poverty line families. It’s been an adventure – switching from the structure of Dare 2 Share (my former job) and all the many responsibilities and deadlines I had there to Goals where working with many people is messy and you never know what could come your way next.
This morning we had the blessing of heading down to the Food Bank of the Rockies to participate in an event that I guess happens a couple of times a year. Donations from various stores are given to them – display or dented items and such. Then agencies who qualify get to choose a lottery number and then are escorted according to their lottery number to a back room in a warehouse where they are given 7 minutes to go through and “shop”. Then you load everything up and pay according to weight very little per pound. It was crazy!
We were able to get some things for some teenage moms, some other toys and various furniture items but it was quite humorous to watch us fly through the facility frantically grabbing as we went. All and all, it was a success, however.
P.S. The other benefit is that I was able to get our office a coffee pot. Anyone who knows me very well can imagine my reaction to the answer “Yeah, we don’t have a coffee pot.” When I asked where people get their morning coffee in the office. So, all is well now that I have this newly acquired coffee pot. 🙂
P.P.S. The bummer of the day…we thought we got a “sweet bike” that would make an excellent Christmas present for a little boy. Well, we sort of did…it was actually those kind of bikes that are the attaching wheel to the back of a parent’s bike kind. Whoopsy Daisy.