In honor of Valentines Day we learned about sharing love with our community at the Brooklyn head quarters of “Repair the World”. We listened to a representative from Camba teach us about the homeless population in NYC. We talked about how it feels when you see someone who is homeless and you want to help and don’t know how to. We learned that sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is acknowledge someone, look at them, say hi, smile.
We read some books about love and helping our neighbors, and ways to share love and show love. Repair the World provided the supplies together we made Valentine gifts bags with snacks and essentials to take home with us. Next time we see a homeless person on the street or subway we can give them our bag and say hello.
We had a great time with the residents at Cobble Hill Health Center. Thanks to BloomAgain for donating flowers and supplies. We met in their community room, sang and read stories together with the residents. After that we all worked together to make flower arrangements. Some of our children handed the bouquets out to the residents that were less mobile, some even went upstairs into their rooms to say hi and hand out flowers. It was so much fun to spread warmth and sunshine and make new friends! We can’t wait to go back and visit them again soon
For our first event we gathered at Tot Town, Nobella the owner generously donated her space for the project. We sang some songs to remind us that we are different and the same. We read some books about sharing and friends helping each other. After that we moved on to wrap gifts that each family brought for the babies who live at CHIPS homeless shelter and soup kitchen