Last Monday I had the pleasure of celebrating one of my closest male friend’s birthday. We did not go to a fancy dinner or spend money on a party. His wish for his birthday was simple… he wanted to volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte NC located on Spratt Street. As surprising as this may have been to some, I was not surprised at all. He holds a heart of gold and is ALWAYS willing to help others whether physically or emotionally.
On Monday April 7th those that were available poured into the building as it poured fiercely outside between 745a- 830a. We dedicated 4 hours to separating toiletries and wrapping opened items donated by a local Wal-Mart in Charlotte. We laughed, we played music, we talked but mostly we all gave a helping hand to a cause a lot of us knew little about before then. In the end, it was explained to us just how much giving a little of our time helped items get packaged and shipped to those that lack basic needs as toilet paper, cooking wrap, paper towels, plastic utensils and some diapers. Their goal to end hunger is extended by the distribution of grocery items to charitable events. Of course they have employees but volunteers help so much more!
Xavion’s desire to give back for his birthday landed him on this month’s spotlight!! Very proud of the man he is and had so much fun volunteering my time on Monday.
I can’t forget to add that afterwards we all rewarded our work by hitting the nearest diner for a birthday breakfast! Thank you Xavion for all you do!!! Happy Birthday to you and Way To Go!!