After landing in JFK, we hit the ground running. I don’t know if it was the fast pace of Manhattan that inspired us, the cold temps, or the holidays sneaking up on us.
Along with the band, From Good Homes, we partnered with Newton Theatre and held a coat drive during the band’s two night run just days before Christmas. I was speechless as warm, new or gently used coats poured into boxes hours before the music started. It was a great way to see familiar faces as the band brings together our large group of family and friends.
Days after, coats were still being delivered. I could barely see out of the back window as we drove to drop off the coats at the Bodi Monistary where families in need can shop for their sizes and know they can keep warm this winter.
During the few days leading up to Christmas, we were running around town helping to give away donated Christmas trees, as well as 25 bikes for kids of all ages to open on Christmas morning. We felt lucky to be given the opportunity to play Santa for families that didn’t have many presents under their trees this year.
As our month long trip comes to an end, we spent our last Friday here at the Bodi Monistary food pantry. There is no better way to leave then helping give families food for a week. They also shopped for warm coats as donations were still coming in.
It is our home town crew that joined us in creating the spirit of giving this holiday and we will keep it with us on the road while passing it along to strangers near and far. Thank you to all of our followers and supporters. Cheers to a happy and healthy 2016. Don’t forget to help us by keeping the spirit alive.