December 23, 2010

My Best Birthday Gift Received - The Gift of Giving

I'm sure you've heard of the Birthday Toy Drive I did two weeks ago and who it was for and why I did it. Well, my special day finally came. Today is my birthday and what makes it so special is the opportunity to do something selfless. Instead of celebrating mine, I celebrated the life of the homeless children in my community with the help of family and friends. It maybe so cliche' but it's wonderful to do something that's superficially unusual to a dedicated philanthropist but something that I don't do on a regular basis and NOT at all "about me" this year.

At the day of the Toy Drive when it was finally cake time, the kids sang Happy Birthday NOT to me but to "dear homeless kids" on their own accord that I'd dare say, even those with an abominable snowman hearts will melt if they've heard that! Now, today {which also happens to be my birthday}, we { by universe's design } were "commissioned" to { like Santa } deliver the gifts to Birthday Blessings this day.
Bronwyn Pressley, Birthday Blessings' Volunteer Party Coordinator - Charlotte Emergency Housing met with us to receive the abundance! Yes abundance {Thanks to all my generous donors}. The moment she saw the stash I got in my trunk she was like "Is that all for us?" then got more excited when I told her what the boxes contained - Zhu Zhu pets, all 104! Then she took us in for a tour inside the facility and saw an in-depth look into the range of their programs and knew right there and then that I took the toys in the right place!

Watch the video below to see the rest of our Adventure

Thank you to all who made my birthday so meaningful this year!


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