EECM super-volunteer Trish Callaway agreed to allow us to share this wonderful letter she wrote to the families of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church Nursery School, thanking them for their enthusiastic participation in a supply drive for EECM.
Dear SPCNS Families,
Thank you so very much for your generosity of books and toiletries for the East End Cooperative Ministry as well as the beautiful cards that your children made for the Meals on Wheels clients!!!
We collected seven large and heavy bags of children’s books for EECM. On Thursday, I had the privilege of personally offering some books to a very grateful grandmother who was expecting a new grandson in a few days. I wished that you could have seen her smile!
Many families visited the E.E.C.M. pantry this week; and I was so proud to offer them great literature to enjoy. I also wished that you could have heard and seen the coordinator of the Meals on Wheels program giggle with excitement when I handed her a bag full of cards. She shook the bag and said, “They are going to LOVE these cards!”
Thank you also for the toiletries which I sorted and tallied with amazing results...
Bottles of hand lotions/body wash (90), Shampoo (58), hand sanitizers (19), deodorants (40), Boxes of Bandaids (5), tubes of antibiotic ointment (2), bars of soaps (76), packages of dental floss (9), combs (16), brushes (2), tubes of Chap stick (28), sunscreen (1), shower cap (1), sewing kit (1), tubes of petroleum jelly (2), body powder (4), tissue packs (49), reading glasses (6), shaving cream (11), razors (4), toweletts (6), laundry detergent packets (7), packages of Q-tips (2), 4 complete travel kits in cloth pouches, 24 toothbrushes, 25 toothbrushes with toothpaste, 46 tubes of toothpaste and a pair of men's gloves.
Mother Teresa said,
“In Life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”
If I did my math correctly, that is 539 small acts of kindnesses and at least 100 shared books and 45 handmade cards that will give someone a smile…, giving with great love!
Mary Lang, Sara Berg, and all the staff at SPCNS