A grandma’s love is a special kind of love. Grandma’s are teachers, comforters, caregivers and supporters. One very intentional grandma who has been an Interfaith volunteer and donor for years recently sent a generous donation. She wrote, “These are trying times and we need to help each other.”
Her commitment to caring has reverberated through two generations. Her daughter also made a very generous contribution, and we learned that her granddaughter is one of our youngest food shelf volunteers. For the last year and a half, before COVID-19 required us to change our service model, her granddaughter (who is in second grade) and her daughter have spent many Saturdays packing grocery bags with items requested by our home-bound clients.
We were touched to hear how much they miss helping in our food shelf. Her daughter writes, “We immediately think of those vulnerable seniors, as well as the children who depend so heavily on school food. It sounds like there is a good system in place and we are extremely grateful for Interfaith Outreach. We hope to get back to volunteer in person once it is safe.”
We are so grateful to all those who cultivate family values of kindness and community connection. We look forward to the day when our building is bustling your kind of amazing inter-generational volunteer energy again!