As many of you know, at our Golf tournament we had an autographed Michael Vick Eagles Jersey that we raffled off. Well, the gentleman who won it donated it back and said to give the Jersey to a child in Camden who would appreciate it. Needless to say, that was the highlight of my day…but the story continues…
I contacted 2 of my homeless shelters in Camden and I got a call that there was a 12 year old boy who was living in the shelter with his Dad. Evidently they came upon hard times and winded up in the Shelter. The father was approached about having his son be the receipent of the Jersey and of course he said yes. I then called the gentleman who donated it back to us and asked if he would like to present the Jersey himself to the child. He was very touched by that gesture and yesterday at 4pm the young man got off the school bus and met his dad at the shelter and then his dad told him he had a surprise for him. George approached him, gave him the Jersey and talked with him a short time about the importance of education and told him that whenever he & his dad get settled into their new home he will stop by and stock their frig for them!
People for the Poor does so much for so many people. We really do not get to see all the good that people do every day working with the homeless and George had gone to a few of our events and now he wants to really reach out because he has seen first hand all that people go through and he wants to help. God bless him, and each one of you because of all the work that YOU do to help the homeless and hungry!
– Caroline Scherrer (co-founded People for the Poor)