For the past few months our family has been spending our Monday nights making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Tacoma Rescue Mission. I happened to read in our newspaper about a local gal named Jenny who saw a need and decided to do something about it.
Jenny contacted all of the necessary people, started getting donations and her idea of peanut butter jelly night was formed. We serve every Monday from 7-8. We have donated supplies, and some consistent (and not so consistent) volunteers. We work with lots of hands, or with just a few but we work hard that whole hour or until the loaves of bread are gone.
Every Monday around 500 sandwiches are made for the homeless shelter.
The thing that our family loves about it is that everyone can participate. It doesn't require any special skills and there is no age minimum to volunteer. Even our 6 year old can help out.
The sandwiches get packaged up and ready for delivery the next morning.
We love that we can give our kids the opportunity to serve in the community in this way. To share God's love to the homeless community even if we aren't meeting them. It's a way to think about something bigger than ourselves. How do you get your family involved in caring for others?