Two Young Girls Answer the Call
Abby and Morgan were on their way to school early one morning, when a brilliant idea came to mind! Whether it’s because the girls are twin sisters or simply divine inspiration – Abby and Morgan both felt a strong call to do something for local kids in need!
The whole way to school they couldn’t stop thinking about what they could do to help. After school, the sisters shared their idea to help other kids with their dad, Brian, who was touched by his eight year old twin daughters’ concern for kids who they had never met. He began researching online right away for the perfect organization for his family to partner with and support. After learning about various local shelters, the family decided to organize their food drive for Catholic Charities Father Ed Judy House Homeless Shelter (FEJH) serving single women and children.
Soon the girls’ simple food drive grew to a full-scale family effort. They decided that they would collect donations at a party hosted in their backyard coined “hot chocolate and s’mores!” With the fearless exuberance only seen in young people passionately on a mission, Abby and Morgan went door to door in their Littleton neighborhood, inviting over 50 neighbors to their backyard festivities.
The food drive turned party became the neighborhood “can’t miss event”. The twin’s extended family and friends attended, even neighbors they’d never met before came to support the girls and to learn about the good work of the Father Ed Judy House. Our very own FEJH volunteer coordinator Theresa was invited to join the celebration too! She passed the night roasting marshmallows, making s’mores and getting to know Abby and Morgan’s extended circle of avid supporters. “The girls are a truly inspiring part of the Father Ed Judy House community” says Theresa. “We are extremely grateful for all their hard work and desire to help the families we serve.”
By the end of the night, everyone was all smiles, their bellies full of homemade goodies made by Morgan and Abby. As for the girls themselves, they were in awe of all the new people they met and the amount of donations that were collected. After everyone else had gone home, the girls helped Theresa pack a van filled with their loved ones’ generous offerings- paper towels, diapers, toys, books, clothes, shampoo, cleaning products and tons of other needed supplies.
The next day, the whole family stopped by the Father Ed Judy House to meet a few of our current residents and tour the home. Most notably, they saw first-hand the need of basic personal and household items that the families experiencing poverty struggle to have every day. Because of their fun party, our Father Ed Judy House now has boxes of much needed supplies for the current resident families as well as some for others in our FEJH Alumni Program.