We donated to a local no-kill shelter in town, in honor of all of our pets who were once shelter animals.
We had dental appointments today and we felt that it would be a good idea to buy some toiletries for a homeless shelter.
Made some banana bread for friends!
We donated some clothes and other items to the Salvation Army
We were pretty geeked to catch the new Star Wars movies, and even got to see it in the IMAX format at our science center. We went out to dinner afterwards, and put some quarters in the meters for people where we parked.
Reach out and give someone a call!
Today, while we were at Alex’s school Mass to watch him in the choir and serve as a greeter, we lit a candle in memory of all of those close to us who are no longer with us.
Jolly Holiday Lights is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Make a Wish of Iowa. Unfortunately, the heavy rains this past weekend caused flooding and power outages at the park where Jolly Holiday Lights is located. Organizers were forced to shut the display down for the remainder of the season and estimate a loss of nearly $200,000 in donations as a result.
Community and business leaders are encouraging people to continue to donate, to help make up the shortfall. We had hoped to go see the light display this season, but we are happy to help by donating towards a “virtual ticket” for Jolly Holiday Lights.