I knew I wanted to donate my finds to children in foster care in Wake County, but I didn’t really know how to get my stuff to them.
Do you believe in fate? Divine intervention?
Well, The Workaholic had his first day off in over two weeks on Wednesday and he spent the entire day sick in bed. He was exhausted and just felt . . . off. The Stinky didn’t feel well either, so I left them home to nap and took The Nerd and The Muffin to pick up The Nerd’s 7th grade schedule and meet his teachers.
Yes, you read that right – we do year round school here.
When we got done, I surprised the two of them with some FroYo thanks to a little BOGO coupon I had, at a little place called Sweet CeCe’s. The Muffin got her Sorbet and chose a hi-top table near the window. As I sat down, I noticed a little bulletin board with community news, business information, and some other random things on it. I was particularly interested because of this amazing jewelry business I just started, and I thought it might be a good place to give some of my information.
Then I noticed a flyer for a woman named Keeva Nichols, Supervisor of Family Foster Care for the Boys & Girls Homes of NC. It mentioned foster care and a class to become a foster parent on the flyer, and I knew that I had found my gal.
I literally busted out my phone and sent her an email right then and there, and to my surprise, she wrote me back that afternoon. When she called to schedule a meeting, I got all goosebumpey and excited.
Today (Friday), I took the things I had purchased at Walmart for Champions for Kids’ July campaign and we met at Sweet CeCe’s. Keeva was awesome, and I could tell how much passion she has for the kids in foster care in North Carolina. I could have talked to her all day long, but we both had places to be.
The Boys & Girls Homes of NC is a fantastic organization and I am excited to have a local contact for future donations. I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to have walked into Sweet CeCe’s on Wednesday, and how gratified I am after our encounter today.
If you live in North Carolina and have a heart for children, or have felt pulled to become a Foster Parent in North Carolina, please check out the Boys & Girls Homes.
You can read more here about why service to others is important to me and how living a live of service boosts your own confidence and self worth.