So, the other morning I was having coffee with Mrs. Claus when we heard a knock-on the door. I wasn’t surprised when I opened the door and there he was in all his pink glory the Easter Bunny or “Bugs” as I call him. He usually stops by this time of year just to say, “hello” or to ask for a favor. Who does the Easter Bunny call when he needs a helping hand? That’s right Santa Claus! This year the Easter Bunny noticed that the cabinets at the WEAVE shelter were a little empty so he decided to ask me if the Santa Project could help him out. He told me that he could take care of the Easter Baskets, candy and other stuff for the kids but didn’t have enough time to grocery shop or collect food items to deliver to them. I told Bugs that we would be happy to take care of it. I contacted Mrs. Paula at WEAVE and told her Bugs had contacted us and asked if we could help. Paula was very happy to hear we were willing to help and gave me a list of a few items they could use. We only had a couple of days to collect and deliver the food items.
I contacted Pastor Dean of Real-Life Church in Natomas. I told him I only had a few days to gather what we needed, and he said he would put the word out to his team of leaders. A couple days later I picked up the food from the church and along with other items purchased by the Santa Project we were able to provide the WEAVE shelter with the food items they needed. I loaded up the sleigh and off I went to the WEAVE shelter (incognito of course) We were able to provide the Shelter with 3 hams, 2 turkeys, 4 chickens, 4 cases of vegetables, 6 large boxes of instant Mashed potatoes and lots of gravy. We also provided them with a dozen boxes of cake mix and several boxes of fruit snacks.
Don’t worry, Santa has his elves everywhere and even though it isn’t the Christmas season he still watches and tends to those in need.