Many companies and organizations hold Christmas and holiday parties this time of year. It’s a fun time to enjoy the season with co-workers. Here’s one example of a company doing that and quite a bit more. They turned their annual party into a Care Kit assembly party! You can too! Find instructions for building Care Kits here. Many thanks to Docs Who Care and to Karen Garrett for the story.
Karen: The office personnel of Docs Who Care met for their annual Christmas party recently. Wonderful food, games and laughter were in great supply as always! What was different this year was the opportunity to give back in a very tangible way. We wanted to share our hearts with those in need by donating and assembling Care Kits for Heart to Heart International. Throughout November, staff shopped, collected and donated enough items to complete 100 care kits. It was quite a display to see toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, bars of soap, band aids, shampoo, towels and wash cloths spread out on a large table. An assembly line was formed and the real teamwork began!
We definitely laughed, joked and had a lot of fun putting everything together, but we were also very touched to play even the smallest part of helping someone in need during a time in crisis. A total of 100 care kits were completed to bring hope to someone in need.
And imagine our delight as we saw those care kits heading to the Heart to Heart Global Distribution Center the very same day!
No doubt, we were all left with a much greater appreciation for the significant role Heart to Heart plays in responding to crisis situations here in the U.S. and worldwide.