Thursday, January 24, 2013

Project S.M.I.L.E.

On Tuesday night JLBC hosted our monthly Project S.M.I.L.E. event. The theme for this month was Popcorn and PJ's. We were so thankful to a local Movie Theater in town, Grand Avenue Theater for sponsoring our event and bringing some of their amazing employees, plus tubs of candy and bags galore of popcorn. A very yummy night, I must say. Build A Bear Workshops also donated Teddy Bears complete with shirts and bows for the kids to pick and choose between and decorate and keep a very special bear. What better way to eat popcorn than with a movie. We decided the movie UP was perfect for the theme of our year. It really was a great evening and we truly had a full house of patients and their precious families. I say it every time, but this truly is a wonderful project and I am thankful to be apart of it. I actually got a email from the Volunteer Coordinator that works with us, and she is amazing. She told me that this was the best event, so far and families and staff members are still talking about it. Well, that makes you feel good.
I have been reflecting a lot on my year the past couple of days and how it is almost over, and I am kind of sad in a way... that feeling may pass tomorrow, or in a minute... ;) Most importantly, I am thankful for this year and the memories I am creating. I am proud of what we have done and all the amazing Spring Projects still to come. Busy Spring, that's for sure.

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