What a great opportunity for a discussion on being thankful.
The Scouts presented the books to the shelter manager who will give them to children for Christmas.
Leaving Family Services, the Scouts went to Boys' Haven with more books, hamburgers and drinks for an impromto party.
These older boys were delighted to receive age appropriate young adult books. One young man carried an arm load to his room, promising to share as soon as he'd finished reading each one.
Friday, December 18, the Scouts put on plastic aprons, rubber gloves and big smiles to help at the 19th Annual Feast of Sharing Holiday Dinner, held at Ford Park.
Our volunteer assignment was to bus tables and help with clean up. 4,000 meals had been served from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. The hall was decorated with balloons and Christmas greenery. Inflatable bouncy things and games entertained the children. Many of the dinner guests had ridden city buses from downtown.
The boys made the messy work of bagging trash into fun as they tried to pull packed plastic bags from the trash cans.
Thanks to HEB's spirit of sharing the season with the community, our boys were able to share in giving.