The Popticals team took some time out this holiday season to volunteer at Kingdom House. Their mission sounds simple: Kingdom House helps people to achieve better lives. However, actualizing this mission is anything but. It takes many resources from Kingdom House staff, social workers, and volunteers (and probably many more) to strive toward accomplishing it. They do many things throughout the year to carry out this mission, but during the holidays their big event is the Christmas Shop. At the Shop, heads of household that normally would not be able to provide gifts for their families can come and pick out some things for their loved ones.
Prior to the event, we went out and purchased some items to donate, everything from toys and games, to practical items like hats and gloves. They receive donations from individuals and corporations and the amount and variety of what they get is amazing. It was impressive to see how this is all pulled together and so well organized, from categorizing all the items for ease of shopping, to best utilizing their volunteers.
Once the shoppers started arriving, we were each paired with a head of household to help them select the items for their families. This included everything from toys, games and sports gear, to small appliances, blankets and socks. They even provide wrapping paper and batteries so families have everything they need to have a Merrier Christmas.
We are thankful to work for a company that provides the opportunity to give back to the community and hopefully make a positive difference in people’s lives. We wish you and yours a Happy Holiday season and look forward to great things for 2014.