Guinevere’s Gift is glad to announce a very successful 2016 backpack drive. We were able to benefit 132 children in three different shelters in the central Texas area. We were blessed with many volunteers who supplied us with a base of operation, gathered supply list and children rosters, delivered bulk supplies, shopped for additional supplies, stuffed backpacks and delivered the backpacks to the children. We were also blessed with spreading our mission statement to many, many outside observers during this time, which resulted in a surprising amount of financial support in the form of donations for future projects.
Many heartfelt thanks to the following organizations and individuals, along with the countless individuals who donated on the spot during the drive. We apologize for anyone that was left off this list.
|Sunset Bar and Grill, Cedar Park||PDME, Inc.|
|Jae & Young (warehousing/venue)||Johnnie (shopping)|
|Tony & Steven (delivery/packing)||Debb (logistics)|
|Alaina & Chris (shopping/packing)||Elaina (logistics)|
|Rick (packing/extra hands)||Jim (donation)|
|Tim (packing)||Nate (donation)|
|Chuck (packing)||Sean (donation)|
|Kim (packing)||James (donation)|
|Michelle (packing)||PD (bulk supplies)|
|Janie & Jorgie (packing)||Mellanie (massage)|
|Anna & Rudy (packing)|
A special thanks to Johnna. Johnna started with a very generous donation, stood in line for hours while shopping, stuffed backpacks on her day off just a few days after surgery, and provided us with a covered truck for delivery (the weather was tricky this year).
And a very special thank you to our Super Star, Kimber. This lady worked on the spreadsheets, went shopping on multiple occasions, help provide logistics, packed and staged the backpacks, spoke on our mission and story, and participated on every delivery.
Coming soon: 2016 photo gallery.