We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
~ Winston Churchill
"There's a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning".....I'm sure we've all heard this quote, maybe even said it a few times, in our before child, wild years. As I was watching the news this Thanksgiving weekend listening to the endless stories on the preparations and deals for Black Friday, I was somehow reminded of the somewhat vulgar quote. "There's a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning" - usually referring to a night of heaving drinking followed by religious repentance. When it comes to Thanksgiving weekend.....there's a fine line between Thursday night and Friday morning. The country transforms in a matter of hours, from being Thankful for their families and blessings received throughout the year, to crazed shoppers trying to be the first in line to get, get, get.
In Bend, the past year we've seen housing prices tumble and jobs lost at record rates. In the spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas let us remember to be Thankful every day for the many blessings we've received and take an opportunity to give.
Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.
~ John D. Rockefeller Jr.
There are so many ways we can give even if we don't have a lot of money to donate. This year the Adams Team is assisting the Bend MOMS Club in their effor to support, Grandma's House, a faith based, non-denominational, non-profit home, and outreach ministry, providing safe, nurturing, and stable shelter to homeless and/or abused pregnant, (whether choosing adoption or parenting) and parenting teens mothers between the ages of 12 to 19 years old and their babies.
Please join us in giving back to Grandma's House by spending a few hours with your family going through your house to choose a few gently used items from the following list to donate. If you don't own anything on the list, while out on your next shopping trip bring the family to help pick out one gift.
For the Girls
- Slipper sock with non-skid bottoms
- Disposable cameras
- Scrapbooking supplies
- First aid kits
- Long distant phone cards
- Body Wash
- Alarm clock radios
- Personal journals
- Crafting Items
- Large and extra large hooded sweatshirts
For the Babies
- Swaddle blankets
- Baby carry slings
- Baby care items: Q-tips, cotton balls, diaper wipes & baby wash
- Diapers from newborn to size 6
- Baby monitors
- Newborn clothingfor either boys or girls
- Premie clothing - greens and yellows
- Baby socks
- Cardboard baby/toddler books
Donations can be brought to the MOMS Club Meeting or contact a board member to arrange a drop off.
It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
~ Albert Einstein