Hot Dogs, Fun, and Giving Back

Saturday was a beautiful day … especially for a Picnic with a Purpose.  I had the pleasure of meeting up with other bloggers in the Philly area to collect donations for Home of the Sparrow, a local organization that gives temporary housing to homeless women and their children and helps them get back on their feet.  The event was sponsored by Hebrew National and The MotherhoodJo-Lynne at Musings of a Housewife did a fabulous job organizing the picnic.

Philly Mom Bloggers  (photo credit:  Nick)

Philly Mom Bloggers (photo credit: Nick)

 It was a fun filled day of eating, crafts, chatting, and giving back to our community.  The hot dogs were tasty (thanks again Hebrew National).  The kids had fun making crafts and getting their faces painted.  Sadly, Shorty and Big had to miss it because Shorty came down sick that day.  As a service project flower pots were planted to help bring cheer and beauty to the two group homes that the Home of the Sparrow runs.  I’m proud to say that the blogging moms also brought lots and lots of much needed household donations, as well as kids crafts supplies to restock the art carts at the group homes.

mmm, mmm  (photo credit:  Genesis Moments)
mmm, mmm (photo credit:  Sarah –  Genesis Moments)
Making flower pots  (photo credit:  Mel - Box of Chocolates)

Making flower pots (photo credit: Mel - A Box of Chocolates )

 We had the opportunity to meet two of the women who work for Home of the Sparrow.  They told us more about what Home of the Sparrow has done during the fifteen years they’ve been helping homeless women in Chester County.  The work they do is inspiring.  I definitely want to do more to help them in the future.  It’s so important to me that we moms help other moms in need.

I loved chatting with all the blogger moms and their families.  It’s great to meet up with my blogging friends and meet new friends.  The best surprise of all was that one of the bloggers I met Saturday turned out to be one of my neighbors.  Small world –  who knew that I’ve been living so close to a fellow mommy blogger all this time!

Thanks again to Jo-Lynne for organizing this event and giving us the chance  to participate.  Kudos to Hebrew National and The Motherhood for sponsoring such a worthy cause.

You can read more about The Philly Picnic With a Purpose by visiting these bloggers:

Musings of a Housewife
Genesis Moments
Occupation: Mommy
Celebrate the Silver Lining

The Mommy Esquire
Mel’s Box of Chocolates

I’ll post more photos from the picnic when my brain starts functioning again.

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5 Responses to Hot Dogs, Fun, and Giving Back

  1. Pingback: Philly’s Picnic with a Purpose | Musings of a Housewife

  2. It was so nice to see you again!!! Thanks for your support and suggestions in the planning stages.

  3. faemom says:

    That is totally cool! I’m really impressed that you all got together to help out such a wonderful organization.

  4. Mel says:

    Great post! Next time we will have to chat. Sorry I missed you there as I was busy donating my toes and chasing children…oh and eating hot dogs of course. Have a great week.

  5. Pingback: Picnic With A Purpose — Philly Social Media Moms

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