This has become one of our favorite traditions – handing out goody bags to businesses on Frankfort Ave. and paying a visit to the Firehouse down the road from our school.
Our first stop was the Firehouse which is down the road from Barret Middle School. We took extra special treats for them. Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Deeley for bringing the best for our first responders. I think they really liked us stopping by and talking to them. We had fun too.
We were hoping that they will have a really fun dinner on us!!!
Next, we went ahead to some of the businesses.
All of us made goody bags – they were all different but lots of fun. Some had candy and some had hot chocolate kits and it all was really festive. Anyone receiving it would be very happy!
People were always really happy to see us and it made them happy to receive these bags!
We went on to St. Matthews to a Korean Restaurant – Charim. The owners was ecstatic that we chose to stop by and visit them.
We got clear bags and filled them with individual packages of candy and cookies, we put Christmas labels on them and tied some string or ribbon.
I love the folks over at Great Day Live. They are always so encouraging and they always do a great job of promoting RAK Louisville.
Here is the interview:
Guess what? We have an app. A RAK Louisville app full of ideas for us to flood our city with Kindness all through the month of December. We also have ideas for Epic RAKs that you can do!
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hr.apps.n206992622
It was the best project ever. I play soccer with the Ohio Elite Ky soccer club. On Wednesday (before Thanksgiving), we cooked and served dinner to close to 170 people at The Forgotten Louisville.
Forgotten Louisville and other organizations like this are an easy serving opportunity for teams.
Our soccer club was able to come together and bring the best ever Thanksgiving meal to everyone. We had turkeys, hams, casseroles, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, mac & cheese, green beans, corns,pies, all kinds of desserts and drinks. So many players and their family from the club came and brought food.
I asked Coach Charlie what he thought about us serving here. He thought it was a great idea. Coach Charlie, who is the Director of the club, sent an email to the entire club encouraging everyone to take part in this service project. A big Thank You Coach Charlie!
If you are on a team, I hope you will take the lead to organize a service project to do together as a team.
December 23rd is almost here! Save the date! We just picked up our proclamation from the Mayor’s office. Join us everyday in December by doing a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) everyday. Please tell your friends and family and join us as we flood Louisville with KINDNESS!!!!
Tiny, the founder of Forgotten Louisville came over to meet out team and tell us about how she got started with all this!
Serving at Forgotten Louisville last Wednesday was the most awesome RAK project! It was awesome because we did it as a soccer team. I play with a soccer club called Ohio Elite Kentucky. Coach Charlie is the person in charge of our club.
I discussed with Coach Charlie about doing a service project with our U13 team and he was all for it. So, we served dinner at Forgotten Louisville last Wednesday. So many players were able to come and so many parents spent a lot of time making yummy, delicious food that was homemade.
It was great time for us off the pitch to work together. I don’t think anyone on my team has ever experienced homelessness or that kind of sadness. I don’t understand how so many people are homeless in Louisville – we have so many homes and apartments. There has to be a way to help this.
Here are some pictures of our project. I would like to challenge all my friends who play sports: DO A SERVICE PROJECT WITH YOUR TEAM. With your soccer team, your baseball team, your field hockey team, your basketball team … It will make you a closer team and will make you a better team. A big part of playing soccer is giving back, I think – coaching younger kids, being a ref, using soccer to break barriers. Coach Lolla is always talking about community involvement, too.
Let me know if you need ideas for team service projects! I am happy to give you options!!!
All our food was warm and so delicious.
Big THANK YOU to all parents who helped us with this and every one who came out to help!!!