The 2-week donation drive from October to November flew by pretty fast. Contribution was in no way mandatory, and as a company born in Springfield, we wanted to really get involved in the community in which we live, work, and serve.
The Interfaith office is always in need of used clothing, blankets or sheets, shoes, and coats for men, women, and children. So why not donate what we no longer need or use?
We’ve managed to collect items that someone else may cherish, and package them to give to the Interfaith office. It was a good thing that there were enough people to help carry all the bags & boxes!! There was so much to give!
The donated items storage is just beside the Interfaith office. This particular location provides assistance to women and children, and across the street is a partner facility that provides the same assistance for homeless men.
The Interfaith storage was looking so lively during the drive. It goes to show that Springfield has a community that values involvement and solicitude.
We all have our own daily struggles, and it’s always important to recognize that things could be worse. It’s such a wonderful feeling to give back to the people of your community.
If you see another charity drive, stop and think if you have anything you can give. No donation is too small for those who are in need. Or even if you’re in the Starbucks drive-thru and someone pays for your coffee, pay-it-forward and pass it along! There’s no better feeling than giving back.
We, as a community are strong because of our compassion for one another. It is a gift that has no cost, but it’s value immeasurable.