After a long day of dancing on top of a ladder and waving to EVERY CAR that drove past, I wrapped things up just as the sun was getting ready to set.
I brought in all of the bins of donated items, and began tallying up everyone’s generosity!
When all was said and done, we had collected over a dozen blankets, 10 new winter coats, 2 full bags of nonperishable food items, a dozen hand warmers, and a big pile of sweatshirts, winter hats, gloves, and scarves! In addition to the items collected from our generous donors, I will also be donating several boxes of toiletries & personal hygiene products on behalf of Mr. B’s Festival Needs!
All in all, I would call the event a success!
We exceeded the amount of donations collected at last year’s inaugural event, and my goal for this year was to get more of the local community engaged, and to entice at least one random passerby to stop and donate to the cause. Not only were we successful with our goals, but we had multiple random passerby’s stop and support us!!
I’ll be getting everything ready for the folks over at Mercy House to pick up at the beginning of this week, but if you have any last minute donations, be sure to send us an email through our contact page.
Thank you again to EVERYONE who came out and supported our 2nd Annual Mr. B’s Giving Tree!
Next year will be even better!!