Today we spent the morning finally installing shelves at the South End Hearth building! Well, actually, Bill Kehlenbeck expertly installed shelves, and troubleshooted for us, and was generally amazing. Thank you, Bill!
We helped as best as we could, and we will continue to help as best as we can tomorrow. In the meantime, a group of kids finished up some beautiful art on the roofdeck of Hearth and hung out with some residents. One resident, Barbara, even got a friendship bracelet from our girls and shared some stories with us about her life! It was wonderful.
Even the boys got into making friendship bracelets:
And some of the girls kept working on their crayon melting art
Then we had our lunch on the bus and turned the kids loose in Stop & Shop to get all the ingredients we needed to make dinner for 40 of the Hearth residents to take to their rooms. Hearth only provides lunch 4 days a week, and the residents have to cook their own dinner or fend for themselves, so a packaged dinner was a welcome treat for them.
We made baked chicken, cheddar mashed potatoes, green beans, garlic bread, fruit salad, and delicious brownies. Then we packaged them into individual serving sizes and wrote nice notes on the lids, then passed them out to the residents.
The best part was seeing how happy and grateful the residents were, as well as how surprised they were that a group of kids made such a gourmet meal! Eating the extra brownie batter was a pretty good part, too.
Tomorrow is the last day! We can’t believe it. Hopefully the rain will hold off so we can have a nice closing gathering in Hearth’s beautiful backyard in JP…
We are never done serving,
Comm serve camp!