Yesterday was an awesome day for me and my friend Gloria. As some of you may know… I have this tremendous love for Our Youth, the elderly and the Homeless. For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to sleep outside with the homeless just to get a look or glimpse into their life style. When Neisha was 12 years old, we went to volunteer at a Homeless Shelter and from then on I knew that was what I wanted to do. Years passed and all I could think about was doing something for the Homeless. I’m a hands on person, and just to collect money and give it to a shelter for food was not something that I had in mind. So, I prayed on it, and one day I thought I could feed the homeless for Thanksgiving. I made out a menu and everything. I wanted to feed about 10 people and take it to the streets of downtown Detroit. But then I heard God say to me………. so loud and so clear…… don’t do this alone. Go to work tomorrow and pitch what you want to do to a few people and see what happens. I did! The very next day I went to work and told a few coworkers that I wanted to Feed the Homeless for Thanksgiving and pass it out myself, and that if I wrote a list out of the menu would they like to donate what’s on the list to help out? They were like ………..yes, that’s a good idea, you should really do it. They were just as excited to do it as myself. The very next day I took my menu to work so that others could sign up to donate, that very same day my paper was *filled to the brim* with names next to what they were going to donate. One of the ladies I pitched it to, I didn’t even get a chance to get back with her, because my people filled the paper up so quickly. When it came time to purchased what they agreed to bring………… every person pulled their weight and we were able to feed 10-15 people.
I knew I was on to something. I couldn’t stop Praising God. Next year *2009, I told God that I wanted to feed 50 people!! By the time Summer was over, people were asking me to sign them up for 2009!! I had people coming to me before I could even make out my dinner menu. When Sep rolled around, I took my list around and in 2 days my list was again * filled to the brim* with people wanting to be apart of Cree’s Feeding the Homeless for Thanksgiving and taking it to the Streets! The day before Thanksgiving we took 50 dinners out to the streets and feed the Homeless in downtown Detroit.
Here it is 2011 and here I am thinking about doing something for the Homeless for Valentines Day. Again, something I always wanted to do. Its been on my heart for years, and for some reason I never did anything. My good friend Gloria had such a wonderful time with me for Thanksgiving, I thought I would pitch to her doing something for Valentines Day for the Homeless. This time I wanted it to be something they could use instead of something to eat. So, I came up with the idea of passing out tooth paste, soap, toothbrushes, socks, hand sanitizer and toiletries like that. Donations were pouring in, we wanted to do about 20 care packages, but we end up doing 30. We took to the streets and we had a good time. Next year we want to be able to pass out at least 50 gift bags and some donuts, water, juice, cakes and brownies. Im truly so gratful to God for this Vision. This is something Ive always wanted to do. I feel so excited that God chose me to do this.