For the past two years SSM, as a whole, has adopted a family from the Good Shepherd Center for Christmas. The other day I asked Brad, “What do you think those same families do when the kids birthday’s roll around?” There are people who struggle all year round and other’s who have good month’s and then bad. So what if in April for their son’s birthday they are in an up swing and able to get a cake and a gift and make the day special…but then, in September for their daughter’s birthday they’re struggling and have to choose between a cake OR a gift. Kids don’t understand, they just see what they see.
In the grand scheme of things my plan is to create a Birthday Bank at GSC, a place where a mom or dad can go and say, “It’s my 4 year olds birthday next week, she loves the color pink and Barbie Dolls and leave with a birthday present, a gift bag , a card and all the fixin’s for a cake. Unfortunately, storage is an issue. Se we need to start smaller. Our plan is to collect Birthday candles and cake toppers, Good Shepherd get cakes donated often but it would be awesome to make those cakes BIRTHDAY Cakes.
This is where YOU come in, we will collect the items at every market. Feel free to drop off candles and cake toppers at Seaglass (we will also collect cake mix and frosting for their pantry) and we will be sure to get them to the Good Shepherd Center. So, until we find a place to store gifts we’d like to start small with helping the families of Good Shepherd center to “Take the Cake.”
We look forward to seeing you at the February Market, 2/16-18!