A weekend trip to Family Promise

Family Promise 3B Drop OffMy brother, sister, Mom and I went to Family Promise of Delaware off St. James Church Road on Saturday. We met with Ms. Cheryl there in July and she let us know a little bit about what Family Promise does and how it offers shelter to whole families instead of just women and children.

Ms. Cheryl said they offer training and education for their patrons to help them get back out into the work force. That is how I came up with the “Workforce 3B Bags.”

So on Saturday I brought 69 of the “Workforce” bags to Family Promise. It was good to see Ms. Cheryl again and she was very happy by all the bags I brought. They included toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, one water bottle, one healthy snack and then some of them also included gloves, soaps and scarves. Most of these items were donated to 3B by the UD Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega and also by the Appleby Family. Ms. Liz works with my Mom.

So thank you to Ms. Cheryl for having me back to Family Promise. Thank you to APO for all your donations and thank you to the Appleby Family for the soap and scarves!

Brae’s Brown Bags are growing

homeless-helpYesterday my Mom and I went to Family Promise of Delaware which is off of St. James Church Road in Wilmington, Delaware.

We met with Cheryl who works there and she talked with us about what their program does for people. She also let us tour the home. I learned there are many kinds of homeless people. Family Promise has room for four families and they allow kids. I didn’t know that some shelters break up families. It made me sad to hear about that.

I learned that you can’t always tell if someone is homeless. There are more homeless families in Delaware than any one shelter could help. Family Promise has to send families to other places when they are full. I asked a lot of questions. Cheryl told me other types of things I could put in Brae’s Brown Bags that people could use. I could put a toothbrush and toothpaste in a bag or even make a bigger bag and put a pillow in it for someone to use. I wouldn’t have thought of that before yesterday.

Also Cheryl told us about something called Box City. It sounds like fun. I think everyone should do it!

I want to go back to Family Promise and bring them Brae’s Brown Bags that have something more than a water bottle and snacks.

This shows me people really can use my Brae’s Brown Bags and it can really help them.

Today I got two emails from other places who want to talk to me about Brae’s Brown Bags. I hope I can talk to them soon. One of them is called Emmanuel Dining Room and the other one is Samaritan Outreach.

It feels good to help!

First Brae’s Brown Bag Meeting Today

braeden-brown-bagI’m going to be meeting the Director of Community Engagement of Family Promise of Delaware today. Her name is Cheryl and she first invited me to an Inspiration Session but I will be in Fenwick on that day. So then she invited me to come visit today.

I’m going to show them about Brae’s Brown Bags. I’m hoping that they can use them to help other people. Because I can only help who I see near where I live and they see many more people than I do who might need help.

After the meeting I will post to let everyone know how it went. Fingers crossed for good luck!