About a month ago, I was contacted to see if I would be willing to help give away 100 Zhu Zhu pets to my favorite charity. Of course I said, YES! I am 1 of 100 bloggers giving away 100 Zhu Zhu pets. Their slogan is
100 bloggers x 100 Zhu Zhu Pets = 10,000 Smiles
The Zhu Zhu pets arrived and today I dropped them off at my charity of choice. I chose our local charity The Mission of Hope. My sister-in-law is a Staff Supervisor there and believes so much in their mission that it was an easy choice. The Mission of Hope offers a Christ-centered ministry 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the physical, emotional & spiritual needs of former offenders and others in need. Their mission is to meet basic needs, change hearts, disciple people and teach the church. They do this by offering a warm place to hang out, have a cup of coffee and a pastry, a hot homemade meal, a food pantry and clothes closet, church services, and supportive groups.
On December 22, 2010, they will open their doors to give away baskets of food and toys to those in need. This is the day the Zhu Zhu pets and many other toys will be given away. I will be there to help set up and hand out. I so look forward to giving of my time. As I was carrying things into the Mission today, clients and staff were so surprised at the generous donation of toys. I can't wait to see the faces of those picking out toys for their children, who without the Mission, would have no other opportunity to get toys.
I would like to thank Zeno Group for making this donation possible. Stay tuned for more about the donation day coming up.