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 Motherhood. Jo-Lynne at Musings of a Housewife did a fabulous job organizing the picnic.
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.
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:
I’ll post more photos from the picnic when my brain starts functioning again.