i am so excited about this service project! i feel like Florence Crittenton is such a deserving organization, and the photo project is something these young mothers can have forever. on Saturday, 4 area photographers shot the girls and their children. the Young Women in my ward put the photos in albums. it was so much fun, and such a great way to serve!
our bathing suit/towel drive just wrapped up as well. it was literally miraculous the way it all came together. we gave the girls each a goal of collecting 2 suits and 2 towels or the monetary equivalent. their deadline was May 25. on that day we had about 7 towels and suits, and money to purchase about 13 more. we we thrilled at the response, and glad we could get half way to our goal. now for the miracle: as we shopped for the remaining items, Memorial Day sales, additional donations, and out and out luck helped us get ALL 40. by Tuesday, i had received even more money allowing us to purchase beach bags, flip flops, and sunglasses for all 40 girls at Florence Crittenton. as of today, i have even more money that will go to providing shoes to those girls as well. i have been so overjoyed to reach and exceed our goal for such a wonderful organization. and i think we all learned a great lesson about generosity in the world!