No good novel ever started with “It was a dark and stormy night…” but our August giveaway started out that way. After a weather watch on Saturday night, we dodged the flooding had a great August giveaway.
Our brave volunteers came out and helped us serve 169 fellow humans with a variety of basic living items to help them through their day. Normally our giveaways will last anywhere from 20 to 35 minutes. On Sunday, we went the full hour. In addition to having our normal “hot” items (underwear, socks, etc.), we exhausted some of our staples too. We ran out of razors and dental supplies near the end of the giveaway, so we’ll need to restock soon.
As you might recall, we had a mini-push for backpack donations. Backpacks help keep important belongings together and allows folks to stay as mobile as they need to be. They are well used and highly desirable. Luckily, we had a lot donations come in this last month. To give you some idea of how popular they were, here’s a before and after pictures. Time elapsed was about 4 minutes.
Next giveaway will be September 18th! See you there.