Drrruuummmm rolll please! Four more packages arrived today with a total of ten hats which brings us to 105!!! Whooo Hooo! If I thought it'd be cute I'd do a video of me doing a dance for you guys! Trust me. It wouldn't be cute. It'd be humiliating and you'd feel sorry for me so we won't even go there. Just know that I am grateful and that I'm doing you a favor. If you want to see someone dancing that is sure to bring smiles keep reading. I promise it's worth it.
I have some other news regarding the hats. When I started this I thought I'd have like maybe 50 hats. I think I scared the organization I was working with when I told them it snowballed and in my excitement... well, I think I scared them. I think they imagined way more hats than they could pass out. I felt like I was being a pain and that is certainly not my intention. They do great things, but I think they're main goal is food. I saw it as a way to get the hats to those on the streets but I didn't think about the fact that it would be difficult for them to concentrate on getting the food out while getting the hats out as well.
The good news is I found a better fit for what we're doing. I was talking with a woman from our parish about the hat drive. She mentioned that our church's youth group does a trip to the city each year with Midnight Run. I contacted Midnight Run and this seems like the way to go. Baby, it's freezing here in NY and I just want to get the hats out. I don't sleep well at night with all these warm woolens just sitting here in my home when they could be helping someone on the streets. So I took a trip to Dobbs Ferry this morning to drop off the 105 items I had so far and I'm really glad I did because I saw a lot of ice on the cliffs along the river on the way there.
Check out Midnight Run's website and see what a wonderful organization it is. Dan, our boys and I will be on our church's trip in February because I think it'll be a great learning experience all the way around for the boys. I don't think they realize how lucky they are and how, with one bad turn of luck, any of us could end up on the streets.
Now for the dancing...
Stolen from Elizabeth's blog.
If you like that one, follow the link and watch the one with the Huli Wigmen. I love it when Matt says, "Holy Crap!" Heck, watch 'em all. He even made it to Shetland!