I remember my Sweet 16 birthday party. I couldn’t wait to have all my friends and family together to celebrate with me. But really I couldn’t wait for my presents. I remember I got some jewelry, purses, and make up … you know, typical 16 year old stuff.
A couple weeks ago I received a phone call from a happy mother of triplets. She explained that Ashley, John, and Natalie were gearing up for their 16th birthday party. She went on to explain that instead of present, they wanted to ask their guests to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. I was amazed! I went back to the thought of my 16th birthday and I couldn’t believe how selfless these three wonderful teenagers were being.
Ashley, John, and Natalie have always been encouraged by their parents, and through their school, Trinity Preparatory School, to participate in community service projects. Through school, they have mentored underprivileged kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs; they have worked with Habitat for Humanity, their family “Adopts a Family” at Christmas time, etc. We at Second Harvest think they are incredible teens!
The triplets raised $2,025 by donating their birthday to the food bank. With every $1.00 donated, we are able to provide up to $9.00 worth of grocery product to hard working families, senior citizens, and children throughout Central Florida. So their generous donation will go a long way!
I hope other kids and teenagers will get inspired by Ashley, John, and Natalie to get involved in their community… I know I am. Thanks guys and Happy Birthday!
Do you have an idea to raise funds or food for the food bank? Let me know!