So after shopping and shipping and wrapping came the transporting of gifts, COMPLETE with a rented Uhaul. Can I just say that I have never actually ridden in a Uhaul before and it was quite the experience, and my WGIRLS colleague who drove it was such a pro!
Once we arrived at our location, we quickly set up the presents, treats, activities and Santa’s station to get ready for the kids to arrive. Having a gymnasium this year was pretty fantastic because the kids all got to stay and play and enjoy themselves for a few hours of the day and we didn’t just have usher them through an assembly line like we have had to do in the past. I am so blessed to be involved with an organization that lets me be a part of what the holidays are truly meant for.
The day ended with a few of my closest friends in WGIRLs enjoying dinner together which had not been done in too long a time and then going home and CRASHING! I am completely exhausted after having not really been able to catch up with sleep while attending my own festivities with friends but am off to PA tomorrow where I can hopefully do nothing for a few days. I hope everyone else has the opportunity to give back to others in some way, shape or form this year as well.