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Day 18 of 365

Give just a little

Todays adventure was all about giving. I’m a fortunate adult and even though we didn’t have a lot of things growing up we had a great family. I don’t take them for granted. I believe in giving back. Sometimes its by writing a check but other times that isn’t enough.

When I asked about helping this organization it was perfect timing as they had this event on their immediate schedule. Today Royal Family Kids collected toys at a local Target. When I arrived I was happy to see friendly familiar faces who gave me my assignment. I'm happy to report that my job was to smile and hand out helium balloons. I spent the next few hours doing that and receiving toys for the children who attend Royal Family Kids camp.

Last summer I was privileged to attend the talent show at the 2017 summer camp. It moved me in ways that I didn’t expect and after that day I knew that I wanted to help more. This chapter of Royal Family Kids serves children in Kenosha county foster care. The men and women who give their time do it with the most love.

So I stood outside of Target and gave away balloons and buttons and got smiles in return. A young woman stopped to talk with me and shared her experience as a volunteer and how amazing it was. I think it takes a very special person to put aside their needs to focus on children for a week. It's selfless. Something I'm not sure I could do so I showed up to this event. It's funny that it rained today. It hasn't rained for almost a month. Maybe the world needed a little wash. There's a list of things that are needed to pull off this experience. If you want to know more, visit their website. If you want to make a difference, volunteer. It takes so many hands to put the camp together. If you like to serve your community locally, this is an amazing organization to support.

Day 18 felt simple.

Love & Light

I planted my #365rockdays rock. This was a cool picture so I didn't crop it.

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