My photo
Nice to e-meet you! That's internet for Hello. And that's also about as far as I got in planning what to say in this thing...but as a lover of spontaneity and the inability to edit my own words because that would mean actually having an awareness as to the nothingingness that I am about to ramble on about for far too long...I'm just going to go ahead and keep typing. Apparently...

Santa Sandwiches

Before Christmas, a friend of mine had invited me to join her in fundraising/making sandwiches that we would then hand out to the homeless. I loved the idea of it, and even more-so, I had recently been calculating my own self naughty vs nice list of 2010 and realized it was a bit slanted toward the latter... this good deed seemed the perfect last minute way of titling it in my favor.

As soon as I got on board, people were already donating a ton. There ended up being a way better turn out than we ever expected, and even had a ton of local bakery's/shops donate bread/food to help out. We had planned on making around 200 sandwiches, but with all the money and items we raised, we ended up having enough to make 1000 sandwiches! 

Not only did we put them all together, but all 90 loaves of bread had to be sliced. Along with the 2 full sized hams. And don't forget all 3 xx large blocks of cheese that needed to be cut.

...I made the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

More than work, however; it was a super fun day! We even shared a bit of spiked eggnog and snacks during the process.
We drove downtown to The Union Gospel Mission, who kindly offered to help us out, and handed them out (and even had some leftovers). Everyone was so grateful and it was a lovely feeling to know that we were able to give a bit of kindness to some no longer strangers.

For someone who loves sandwiches, I have a feeling I'll be holding off for a little while.

I hope you all had lovely holidays!

One Response so far.

  1. Sarah says:

    Wow, what a great idea! Hope you had a great holiday season!

Leave a Reply