Hope Supply Company-ROLEmodels Service Project
What an amazing year my ROLEmodels have had! Our platform for community service was serving the homeless population in Dallas, TX. Last July, we served a meal at The Austin Street Homeless Shelter. In November, we collected items for Zachary Bags. And this last weekend, we volunteered at Hope Supply Co. This is an organization that collects new items for homeless children in Dallas. Our two hour shift was dedicated to organizing donated clothing and shoes.
Upon arrival, my ROLEmodels (plus one awesome mom!) were brought into a room to watch a short video about what Hope Supply Company does. This is also the room where donated infant formula is kept. Randy orientated us and doled out our neon warehouse vests!
Keep in mind it was early…these girlies had to get up at the crack of dawn to be in Dallas by 9 am. Such good ROLEmodels! 🙂
We made our way into the warehouse to get to work. Randy showed us around before we got started. It’s full of diapers, school supplies, clothing, and so much more. It’s one thing to make donations to non-profits. But you have to consider there is someone on the other end that needs to sort it out, and keep it organized. Enter volunteers! Here are a few images of the warehouse.
Hi Randy! Always a smile on that face!
In a couple of weeks, Hope Supply Co. is sending lots of homeless kids from the Dallas ISD to camp for spring break. Each one of them will get a t-shirt to wear, and someone had donated 4 huge boxes of shirts (all different colors and sizes). We were asked to sort them out and count how many of each size there was.
Kensi, Bethany, and Callie made those neon vests look good! And they look beautiful even just rolling out of bed on a chilly Saturday morning, right?
I was for sure helping the ROLEmodels with these tasks, not just taking pictures.
After sorting the shirts, we had to bag them up by size. Those plastic garbage bags were giving us a run for our money (tough to get open!), but with a little ROLEmodels team work we got the job done.
Callie was very good at making a plan! I can tell her mom is a teacher! (Who also joined us for this project.)
Kensi was the sign maker, Miss Organized of the group!
Bethany and I were good at shoving lots of shirts into those plastic bags!
Mrs. Covey (sorry, I have to call her that because she was my daughter’s teacher last year and it just sounds wrong calling her Amy) found the paper cutter calling her name!
After we were finished sorting the shirts, the ROLEmodels got busy on our next project, sorting dozens of kids shoes. They were all piled together in huge boxes and garbage bags. With some ROLEmodel teamwork, we came up with a plan and got it done efficiently!
Randy made sure we got a picture in front of the van, with our friend peeking out the passenger side window.
Thank you Hope Supply Company for the job that you do serving homeless children in Dallas. We feel so blessed to have been able to help, and will be back soon!
“The good you do today may be forgotten by tomorrow. Do good anyway.” –Mother Teresa
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