ACTIVE DUTY DATE: November 4, 2016
Troops Deployed: Call to action for our followers
Mission Accomplished: Still Active
12 year old Olivia Vibbert sent us the following e-mail asking for help.
My name is Olivia Vibbert. I am a 12 year old 7th grader from Signal Knob Middle School in Strasburg Virginia. I am a member of FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America). We have been given the opportunity to participate in our chapters STAR Events Program. These events will be judged at the state level in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The winners will proceed to Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee. I have chosen to do the STAR Event, Focus on the Children. As an individual I will use my Family and Consumer Science skills to plan and conduct a child development project that has a positive impact on children and the community. What began as a school project has become a passion of mine.
I have created an event called Cold Feet Warm Hearts. In 2012 my baby sister died. It was at that time that my family and I decided that we would make it a family mission to fulfill her legacy. We would do kind, random and important things to make a difference in the life of others. Some of the things we have done are collecting infant, preemie, and stillborn crocheted hats to donate to hospitals around the country. We have donated goodybags full of toiletries, gift cards and snacks to the homeless. We do random acts of kindness to strangers in our community. We have also done a fundraiser that allowed us to purchase and donate a gravestone to a family in need, who lost a child. It is in doing these things that we have become more loving, compassionate and sincere.
My great grandma always used to tell us, that if you had cold feet, it meant that you had a warm heart. I really believe this is true. My family and I were homeless for 7 weeks in 2015. We met so many kind, wonderful people that it was a really valuable learning experience for all of us. One thing I learned from other people who were also homeless is that the majority of people who were out in the freezing cold, and on the streets every day had some of the kindest, warmest hearts of any people we have ever known.
This project, Cold Feet Warm Hearts is about giving back to homeless children in our community. One of the least donated, yet most needed item, given to the homeless is socks. I will be collecting toddler, children and teenager socks. All socks will be donated before the first snow fall, in hopes that they will be disbursed among the youth to keep their feet warm this winter season. Having new socks, not only is important in keeping us warm, but having new socks of our own also makes us feel good inside. I love the feel of new, clean socks. They make me feel like I can take on the world, and it is my hope that all of the children receiving them will feel the very same way.
I am reaching out to you in hopes that your organization can help me reach my goal of collecting 1000 pairs of socks. Any donation that you can provide would be sincerely appreciated. Please send your donations to:
Cold Feet Warm Hearts
C/o Olivia Vibbert
55 Big Oak Lane
Maurertown, Va 22644
Thanks you so much for your time and consideration.
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