Well it might be 3:30am, but I am done! All I need to do tomorrow morning is pack everything into suitcases and get to the airport. East Coast here we come!
Today Ian and I drove down to Belmont, where Ian grew up, to volunteer with the Samaritan House of San Mateo. The Samaritan House of San Mateo works with low-income individuals to provide them a “safety net’ while they’re in need and moving them back towards self-sufficiency. Ian and I were supposed to be delivery drivers today, but we hit some bad traffic getting there and were late for our shift. Luckily we were still able to help in the warehouse, distributing food to the program recipients as they came in. We were also able to drop off one extra doll that we had leftover from 25 Days to their toy drive. Later in our shift we met Santa, who shocked me as he greeted us by name… until I realized I was wearing a name tag! I told him I wanted some beachfront property in Maui this year, and he said he’d see what he could do about a time share. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
When our shift ended, we popped over to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore that’s located in San Carlos. I had some extra tiles left over from a craft project and wanted to get them off my hands. I was excited to be able to drop them off at the ReStore, since usually it would be a bit far out of our way. I had looked into volunteering with Habitat for one of my 25 Days, but the scheduling just didn’t work out, so this was a good opportunity to still support a great organization. If you’re interested in volunteering with Habitat, but don’t want to spend 8 hours swinging a hammer, then volunteering at their ReStore is a great alternative.
Are you done with your Christmas shopping yet or will you be panicking in the stores tomorrow and Monday? If you’re in the Baltimore area, stop by Harford Mall on Christmas Eve and I’ll wrap your last-minute Christmas presents for you!