Gifts come in many shapes, sizes and colors. In Kit Kelly’s case, a gift comes in the shape of her beautiful Eden Prairie home. This energetic General Mills retiree has decided to leave her home to Interfaith Outreach. The enormity of this gift is both humbling and unbelievably generous.
She sees it as sensible estate planning. Kit wants to simplify her estate for her brothers, so they won’t have to worry about selling her home after she passes. Plus, this gives her a chance to honor the organization she has grown to love. Kit initially chose Interfaith Outreach “because it had already been vetted by General Mills,” so she knew it must be a great organization.
You can find Kit volunteering in the food shelf on Monday and Thursday mornings, where she works in the dairy and produce areas. This means she spends a lot of time in the walk-in cooler organizing and restocking perishable items. Does this bother her knees after having a double knee replacement? She answers, “No, it’s feels good, like a giant ice pack.”
Kit has found the people she volunteers with to be a “great fit, personality-wise.” Chuckling, she describes her team as “renegades” who are like “an extended family where someone is always there to help.” Kit recently saw a familiar-looking volunteer – it turned out to be an old classmate from St. Margaret’s High School, Kay (Kennefick) Lokkesmoe!
Thank you, Kit! Your warmth, humor and generosity are all amazing gifts.