With a little bit of encouragement from the parentals, Alysee just completed an amazing gift of love to our homeless teen community in Yakima. She purchased 40 stockings (20 boys/20 girl) from The Dollar Store and then through social media and seminary solicited others to help fill the stockings with donations. The past two weeks we've had a box on our front porch and it has been a delight to see what is dropped off anonymously each day.
On Saturday Alysee invited three friends over to help sort and fill all the stockings. With a couple of generous cash donations she was able to put a hat, gloves, and socks in each stocking along with a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, candy, granola bards, nail polish, shampoo, etc... There were even three boxes of "extra" items that she will be able to drop off. All of the donations (including the stockings) will go to Rod's House which is a day-time shelter for homeless teens.
I am grateful for the community support that was shown to Alysee! Alysee needed a little reminding of how blessed she is and I hope this will have a lasting impact on her. I know my heart was touched!