What really got the ball rolling was when real estate group Team Kendrick offered to help collect food for 2 hours. They were so great to work with. We really appreciated their enthusiasm. They even went shopping with Micah afterwards to purchase flour, sugar, beans, and ramen. We ended up with so much food!
Bruce Butcher (customer service manager at Smiths) helped orchestrate this for us. He has been terribly gracious in allowing us to have the box up for weeks, posted on social media, and encouraged donations. This is the photo he posted to his facebook page:
The car was loaded with everything!
Kids brought food and Micah had the opportunity to speak to the group about Building Youth and what his project entailed.
It's been great to see Micah accept the challenge. He's had to speak in front of groups for this several times. Here, at the party, video recorded to be shared during morning announcements at West Hills, in front of a large audience during a band concert, in front of priesthood and relief society, and at Smiths. Plus, he's spoken with store managers, customers, and many others. What an opportunity for growth and development!