This year, as we considered what we might like to do for a Catholic Schools Week schoolwide service project, I searched around the internet to find a DC school or shelter that could use some support.
What I found was a small school in the city called Bright Beginnings which serves homeless families by providing infant, toddler, and pre-k classes throughout the week. After a few emails and several questions, I discovered that they often run in short supply of everyday school and daycare items.
Our classrooms collected diapers, markers, stationery, colored pencils, construction paper and other school supplies to keep this noble little facility running fully stocked for several weeks. Even in the aftermath of the "thundersnow" that disrupted many of our school families' lives, our community came through with donations.
I woke up this morning remembering that tomorrow my co-worker and I will be driving the supplies over there, meeting the fabulous teachers, and taking a tour of the school.
Looking forward to it.
Visit Cheryl and you will have a bright beginning to your week too!