Saturday, March 24, 2018

ROOTS: Easter Basket Project

posin' with Donna, the gal I got to know in December

Our church has started a fairly new program called ROOTS (Reaching Out for Opportunities To Serve).  It pairs volunteers up with the special needs population and has them come together for activities.  The first ROOTS Christmas Program took place in December.  The second event happened last Tuesday, just in time to help for Easter.

Rhonda helping her Star Buddy fill Easter eggs

Before getting to work, we all stuffed our faces with Sloppy Joe sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, chocolate chip cookies, and lemonade.  Afterwards, our first project was to fill 500 plastic Easter eggs with candy.  That actually took no time at all.  Then, we filled each bucket with the eggs and added toys.  Each finished bucket will go to local children who attend Early Childhood.

buckets waiting to be filled

Then the real fun began!  Music was turned on and the place went wild.  From personal experience, most people with disabilities love to dance.  I love that there's no inhibition.  They will dance and sing without a care in the world.  The carefree, sunny atmosphere is contagious.

"Make the world your stage"

This is the second time I've taken part in a ROOTS project and, each time, I leave with a full, happy heart.  Can't wait to do it again.


Sue Hull said...

It sounds like you guys had a lot of fun.Terra you are such a special woman doing Gods work.I love all your posts about the fun things you do.Don't you wish we could dance & sing with no inhibitions? I do the singing lightly when I'm alone with only God listening.Lol!

Renee said...

What an awesome project---Happy Easter :)