Just a few days ago I had written an article asking North East Ohio to help Fox 8 to help over 2,000 foster children receive holiday presents/
Operation Giving Tree takes place the day after Thanksgiving in the front yard of Cleveland’s Fox 8 studios. Within 24 hours of lodeplus.com posting the request, Project Night Night, contacted me to offer their own donation.
Project Night Night Mission Statement: To provide Night Night Packages, free of charge, to homeless children from birth to pre-teen who need our childhood essentials to feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and significant. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book, and a stuffed animal — all nestled inside of a new canvas tote bag. Project Night Night establishes a foundation for lasting change through the hands-on volunteer opportunities that we provide to tens of thousands of individuals each year.
Today, I received a Fed Ex email notification that a package will be delivered to our home from Project Night Night in response to Operation Giving Tree.
This truly shows the Full Circle of Giving among our communities. Last year, Teens Making A Difference, Caitlyn and Maria, two sisters in Parma, Ohio collected over 10,000 books for at-risk children and had partnered with Project Night Night and other agencies. And now, Project Night Night is defining the phrase “Pay It Forward.” Caitlyn and Maria will be forwarding this wonderful gift to Operation Giving Tree on behalf of Project Night Night.
This act of kindness and generosity will not be forgotten. In our professional and personal lives, we all must find one moment a day to extend a random act of kindness such as this.