Our stake collected clothing and shoes of all sizes for the last several weeks and my presidency and I, as I have newly been called to be the stake primary president, together with the activity day girls did a clothing swap.
There was so much stuff donated and so many willing people to come and help. It was such a wonderful experience. My girls stuck by my side for most of it and helped as much as they could.
I was overcome this morning with a feeling of joy of the people we are helping who were there going through finding things for their family. I love the way service makes me feel. When everything was finished at 2 o'clock we bagged up the remaining clothing items which ended up being very close to if not 100 trash bags of clothing and shoes.
It was all taken out to a friend of mine who is heading up to Louisiana on Thursday where they are part of the relief effort through the local stakes up there that are in need.
I am just so grateful for people who are willing to help and give endless amounts of their time and energy to help a good cause. I am so proud of these activity day girls for helping and being so happy. I was able to meet some very sweet girls!
This was our first big activity as a presidency and although we definitely made some mistakes overall I think it went wonderfully. I am so happy to be working with such wonderful ladies!