September kicked off with an impromptu gift card drive for back-to-school shoes. While we love to plan in advance, we also love to fill a need for our Featured Organizations. The kids staying at the House of Good Shepherd needed new shoes for the new school year and we were happy to rally our community. We donated 31 $25 gift cards and were once again amazed by the quick response and generosity of Chicago families! Our friends at House of Good Shepherd were beyond appreciative. The House of Good Shepherd is an organization dedicated to providing women and children with a safe home to heal from the trauma of domestic violence as well as the economic development necessary to become self-sufficient members of the community.
In mid-September we launch our new Singing with Senior project at The Imperial Grove Senior Home. We welcomed Bee-Boppers Music to help us spread joy, laughter, songs, and smiles to our elderly friends. With a room filled with energetic toddlers dancing, singing, and hugging, smiles were abundant among elders and moms! We can’t wait for next month!
On September 20, More Than Milk helped the participants of New Moms, Inc., celebrate fall with their children, providing snacks, crafts, photography, and a music concert! Ten More Than Milk moms and their kids enjoyed a morning of making new friends and supporting the mothers and staff of New Moms, Inc. Miss Lindsey of Bee-Boppers Music and Carlo Navarro Photography helped make it a morning to remember!