What a great last day of the the seventh annual PV Aurora Week…Today we spent our time working at Hesed House helping to get their Christmas Store organized and set up for distribution. The Christmas Store is for current and former Hesed guests to come and shop for gifts, new donated items, for Christmas. Today volunteers set up shelving for the shoes, and clothes and helped to begin the organization of store. It was amazing how much progress was made, but will be amazing to see when it is ready to open and is serving people.
After we left Hesed we decided to make a stop at Oberweis Creamery for an ice cream treat. Do you sense a trend… PVs like ice cream. I guess some things don’t change.
The volunteers were treated to Chicago style pizza for our last meal tonight. Meal time is always such a nice community time and it doesn’t hurt to have tasty food and great company and many laughs.
To wrap up the week we had a closing reflection focused on the times this week when we felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude and encouragement from the people we encountered this week. There were so many to choose from.
As we wrap up this week we want to thank the dedicated volunteers for taking time out of their busy schedules to come and volunteer for the week. Most of the volunteers have been faithfully coming for each of the seven years we have had this program. As a HUGE thank you to Bruce and Susan for hosting us this week. We really would not have a program without you!