Trenton, NJ -- "AWESOME!" We must have said it a hundred times throughout the day volunteering with Comcast at Anchor House. We envisioned. We pitched. We planned. We organized. And yesterday it all came to life. Our wonderful, dedicated team at Beyond Expectations working side by side at Comcast Cares Day with some of the most friendly, caring (and fun) volunteers that we've ever encountered!
Hard to believe how much each of the teams accomplished in just a few hours ... from landscaping to painting, organizing the food pantry, assembling toiletry bags, and wrapping mounds of toys. We could hardly contain our excitement as we launched our new 18 Cookie Project! Everyone seemed to connect with the "backstory" of the project as we baked, wrapped, and custom designed each gift bag ... then witnessed the very first cookies being purchased.
It's never just about us.
In addition to our goal of helping to raise awareness of the plight of young people in foster care, we helped introduce a whole new group of people to Anchor House and their work with homeless, runaway, and abused youth.
Our sincere thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers, families, and friends who helped to make the event so memorable. To say it was amazing to watch the day unfold is an understatement.
It's really a testament to the power of everyday people working together to do whatever we can to impact young people throughout our communities whose lives deserve a chance.