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Being Altruistic

My sister has been volunteering for about a year now. She makes lunches (sandwiches, drinks, a fruit, and some kind of treat i.e. chips and cookies) once a month for 25 people and she delivers these bags to a church here in Fremont. She did this early this month and found that the church stopped giving lunches to people and forgot to tell her.

Determined to give the prepared bags to some people who need them, she called shelters, and churches. She did find a group who was very grateful. It was a community church a few miles down the freeway. Needy families enjoyed the lunches she prepared.

The church coordinator asked her then if she would be willing to donate Easter dinner for 20 - 25 people. She said yes. So my sisters and I, two neices, and a nephew in law served dinner today to about 25 people. My sister had prepared two hams, scalloped potatoes, brocolli and cheese casserole, honeyed carrots, rolls, and green salad. For dessert apple pie ala mode and Easter cookies.

A good way to spend Easter.

Comments (4)

barb cabot:

Eden, what a meaningful Easter sunday. How many sisters do you have? Is she the one who was with you at Palma's desert gtg last Oct? She has a very big heart! Well, it seems your whole family does. Happy Blessed Spring to you all!

Eden:

Hi Barb,

I have three sisters and two brothers. The sister who came to the GTG last October came along to help serve but it was another sister who was the event prime mover.

sandrac:

Wow -- what a wonderful thing to do. I can't imagine preparing dinner for so many people! Your family is extremely generous and thoughtful.

That is a wonderful story.

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