My friend Ashley hosted the first ever Milk and Bookies event held in NC! She had wanted to do something to serve our community, outside the work she does at church. I loved the idea and was grateful that she allowed me to be part of the event. I had such a fun time volunteering with my family and several friends from church. Community celebrities came and read stories, children selected books to be donated to Brenner's Children's Hospital, then they wrote a note to go inside. They received a sticker that said "I Donated" and then were given milk and a cookie. We had a soldier, pirate, firefighters, local newscaster, the Mayor, Belle, Snow White, and two ballerinas.
|My little sister Rachel and 2 of her friends from college came down to volunteer at the event. It was so fun to have them. They ran the milk and cookies table. Snow White and Belle came and read Princess stories.|
|My dad came to read stories, as did this awesome pirate!|
|Ry-guy loves his Papa!|
|Andrew had fun choosing out a book to donate and writing the card to put inside.|
|Then he placed his book in the basket and got to ring the bell.|
|Molly carrying her favorite book around that she wanted to donate and a toy she wanted for herself.|
|Belle had the princesses help tell her story.|
|SFC Krueger reads his favorite children's book.|
Here is Ashely with the ballerinas who came to read stories. Thanks Ashley, for being such a fabulous example and friend! You are awesome! You have inspired me to go and find a cause of my own to support in our community!