11 September 2009

Day of Caring, Charleston, S.C.

Day of Caring, Charleston, SC

Thousands of people have been swarming all over the lowcountry today participating in Day of Caring projects.

Our health system sends a team to help spruce up Windwood Farms a home for abused little boys where we usually paint and do landscaping projects.

The other project our hospital has taken on is making bags of necessities and goodies for foster children in the HALOS program. When a child is suddendly taken out a difficult situation to be placed in foster care they often go empty handed. Today we put together and decorated 425 bags for these kids.

Every time I went in the classroom employees were stopping by with donations and painting a design on the canvas bag. It's a project we can all feel good about. The HALOS bag project is all coordinated by my friend Stacy Dodds and I made her sit in her pile of goodies for a picture before they were loaded up.

This year they told us they had three projects. The third involved taking pictures of fundraising holiday ornaments for the Berkeley Citizens, Inc. Guess who that project got forwarded to? I am not set up for that type of photo project and spent Wednesday afternoon wrapping a blue shawl around a cardboard box and dangling ornaments on my porch to take pictures.