Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Giving to others.

My youngest daughter,Jennifer works for Olive Garden. The Olive Garden restaurant she works for has decided to do a community project for Thanksgiving. The committee she is on decided to help 5 slightly disabled ladies at a local group home. These lovely ladies only receive $5/week for all their essentials (shampoo, anti-perspirant,toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, body wash, etc.). One of the ladies is in a wheelchair and feels cold alot of the time. Jenny and her committee have asked local area dentist to provide toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss, which they have so kindly provided. They will be gather baskets full of things for the Thanksgiving holiday to give these ladies. Jenny has also asked people including the ladies in my knitting group to knit, crochet, quilt these ladies either afghans, throws or shawls. I am happy to announce we will have 5 of these items and each lady will receive one!! One of the people in my knitting group has also volunteered to make the ladies jewelry, so they feel special during the holidays!

We should all be thankful year round for what we have but especially at this time of year please remember those that are less fortunate. Some people don't have family or any means of helping themselves beyond what the government or state helps them with. It doesn't take much time to bring such joy into a person's life with just a simple gesture as giving them a gift. I know in my heart that these lovely ladies will appreciate everything Jenny, her committee, family and friends will be bringing to them right before Thanksgiving!

13 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

What a lovely project to be part of.

Victoria xx

Ann Nichols said...

How lovely. And what a truly lovely blog you have full of beautiful pictures and thoughtful words!
Ann

Donnie said...

That's so sweet. Jennifer and her friends are providing both the necessities and love to these people. If we open our eyes we see need all around us. Can you take pictures of what your knitting group makes? Have a great day.

Sherri said...

Donnie, I think Jenny will be taking lots of pictures. I can't wait to see the pictures of the women when they receive their unexpected gifts!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is so sweet of y'all to give back like that and help those ladies out. You will be greatly rewarded.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

This is a lovely project.I hope you'll post images of the finished projects. Hugs!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a great thing that you all are doing for these ladies. I'm sure it will all be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and taking the time to comment.

Donna said...

What a beautiful thing to do.

Hugs,
Donna

Lindy said...

Sherri, What a sweet act and a heartwarming post. I'm sure the little ladies will be so pleased!

Kay said...

What a wonderful project that Jennifer has taken on. You're right that we should always try to remember those who are not quite as fortunate as we are.

Hmmm, I haven't been to an Olive Garden in ages. I wonder if they have one in Hawaii.

*Ulrike* said...

I have enjoyed looking through your blog, and I think that it is such a wonderful thing that all of you are doing for these women. One never knows when something might happen to one of us, and it is nice to know that there are people who care!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I LOVE this idea, Sherri! How wonderful that your daughter and her friends are thinking of others. She has inspired us all! I will definitely be looking around and seeing what I can do for those that are less fortunate especially during this time of the year. Big Hugs! Lori

Carolyn said...

Oh my goodness, Sherri, that is wonderful!!! I wonder if each of us put our thinking caps on like your daughter did, what awesome goodness would be spread around as a result! Thank you for giving me something to really ponder!!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!