WOW! What A HOP Day!
Almost 80 people turned out to help other people at our fall HOP Day on November 5!
Here’s where we were out in the community:
- A team raked leaves at the Boise Rescue Mission’s Sonrise Manor–in the rain!
- A team of our youth went to the Idaho Diaper Bank to help prepare diapers for distribution. They were joined by other BSLC folks who had planned to work on some outside projects that were postponed due to rain.
- A team helped out one of our neighbors, loading up old furniture and other trash and hauling it to the dump.
- A team went to the Ronald McDonald House and baked treats for the guests staying there. They made pumpkin muffins, snickerdoodle bars, no bake chocolate cookies, and a very fun popcorn cake!
- A team (of two) washed windows at one member’s home.
There was also a lot going on at the church:
- 55 colorful bibs were sewn for Beginning Years Day Care Center by a very industrious group! 13 volunteers pinned, cut, sewed, and pressed as the bibs worked their way through assembly line stations. Day Care director, Karen Adams, was one of the volunteers and is thrilled with the new bibs for her classrooms.
- 285 craft kits were assembled for patients at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. There was a lot of cutting, counting, and sorting to make up the kits for the 7 different crafts! The response from the people at St. Luke’s Foundation was “How wonderful! Thank you so much for your work. The kids will love these.”
- 50 cards were made for residents at the VA’s Care Center and 38 cards for residents of Aspen Care Center. The cards for the veterans, decorated with bright bouquets of red, white, and blue stars, were delivered in time for Veteran’s Day. All of the cards included handwritten messages. The Sunday Schoolers also participated by making some of the cards the Sunday before HOP Day.
- A team of Boy Scouts loaded up old tires from the back of the daycare that were no longer needed and we hauled them to the dump. These Boy Scouts use the church as their meeting place and are always looking for a way to give back and help us out.
Here’s how one of our young participants summed up his HOP Day experience:
“I was so excited for HOP day! I could barely wait! I got ready and hopped in the car. We arrived pretty early, so I helped make crafts. Finally, it was time to go. I got in the car. As soon as we got to the Ronald McDonald House, I opened the door. It was time to cook! The cooking went pretty easy (even though I burned my hand on the popcorn lid!). We made lots of things including: popcorn cake, peanut butter-chocolate no-bake cookies, best ever pumpkin muffins, and snickerdoodle bars. I want to do it again!!!”
Thanks to everyone who helped make HOP Day so successful whether by donating supplies or by participating in any of the many activities!