I love being a part of things so much bigger than me…
This past weekend the folks at LoveGave [www.lovegave.com] put on a 58 hour event “to give bikes to 250 kids spread across 12 different Charleston area schools.” And for 58 hours straight, folks camped out in the West Ashley Wal-Mart parking lot, raising money to give kids a bike for Christmas. The whole event was incredible, but I think the most amazing thing was the community that surrounded and ran this event. There were people involved from all walks of life, serving in the cold, some in the middle of the night, all for the chance to make someone smile and love on them a little. It was an awesome thing to witness and be a part of. And in the end, not just 250 bikes were raised, but more than 370 bikes!
We are all gifted. We are all blessed, in one way or another. I love when people come together, using their gifts and how they’ve been blessed, for the benefit of others.
[ More photos can be seen here. ]