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Fill It In Friday: Awesome!

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Missed Wealth Wednesday…damn…hate it when that happens.

Missed Thankful Thursday….that’s really bad.

So, here we are today to ‘fill it in’ on Friday. Better late than never, huh?

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I get to do something really cool tomorrow. Habitat for Humanity is dedicating several houses in our county tomorrow.  As Vice President of Helping Hands of Nocatee, Inc., I have the honor of presenting bags of books to the eleven children moving in. Normally, Tess, the founder of Project Storybook would be presenting these books, but she will be at a lacrosse tournament. This girl is amazing. She started Project Storybook when she was 13, because she wasn’t old enough to help build the houses. She noticed that the children didn’t really have anything special to look forward to, so she came up with the idea to raise money for books for the children. Each child gets a bag of 5 or 6 brand new, quality books when they move into their new house. Awesome! And tomorrow, I get to present the books to the kids. Double awesome! Helping Hands of Nocatee, Inc. raised $110, which provided books for about seven children. Really, really awesome!!

Feeling good on Friday!

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Thankful Thursday

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Helping Hands of Nocatee, Inc. has raised $110 for Project Storybook to buy new books for children moving into Habitat for Humanity houses in our county. That news is exciting enough! What makes it so much more thrilling is that I get to present the books to the children!

It has been years since my involvement in Habitat for Humanity. If my memory serves me, it was at least 20 years ago in Charlotte, NC and my team was in charge of hanging siding. Of course, I had no idea what to do, so my role as assistant had to suffice. This time around, my experience with children and education will put me right in my element and make me so thankful and eager to put smiles on children’s faces!

Most importantly, Project Storybook was started by a girl when she was only 13! Imagine the generosity, determination, and creativity it took for her to begin this adventure and be so successful 2 years later. Her organization is nationwide and she recruits colleges to partner with her to bring books to children. She is an amazing girl and I, for one, am thankful to know her.