This morning Mia, myself and a few hundred folks assembled food baskets for disadvantaged families for thanksgiving thru Chicago Basket Brigade.
Three of Mia’s girl scout daisies and their families came along for the ride. It was a wonderful experience. There was DJ who spun music. The ladies that were also passing out the biscuits were having fun and making our group very lively. Mia was dancing, singing and just having a good time that she didn’t complain about the work she was doing.
She handled the biscuit line:
“Don’t drop the biscuits!” was a gentle reminder to be nice to the cans.
She also helped assemble a basket:
It was heavy by the end (there was jello, gravy packets, a pie and a bag of salad added after the second picture was taken) but she managed to get the bundle to the table with help from another volunteer. I had my own and couldn’t quite help her.
We then went back to the biscuit area and she started to put the cans in the trays.
At the end of it all, there was enough food to assemble 1500 baskets.
I hope my little girl understands that we can’t save the whole world but we can do our part by doing good deeds like this. I hope we do this again next year.