"Just a note to let you know how thankful we are for your support. I never thought I would find such a nice team who made us feel that you really care about us."
"Is it alright if my mother joins me when I pick out my furniture?" Annie asked, quietly and politely. "She can help me if I begin to feel sick."
John, one of our volunteers, replied reassuringly "Of course she can. We will do whatever we can to help you."
Annie’s request was especially important to her because the 22-year-old mother of a 10-month-old daughter was undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the time of her visit to our warehouse. Soon after she became ill, Annie lost her job, was forced to move out of her apartment, and had to stop making payments on a crib / youth bed set that she had put on lay away for her daughter.
Faced with the loss of the crib / bed set, Annie was referred to the Mission of Deeds with the hope that we had one in our warehouse, along with other furniture items that she needed for her next apartment. On the day of Annie’s appointment, our volunteers scanned the floor of our warehouse for a crib / bed set and were thrilled to find one that almost matched the set she had planned to purchase. Amazingly, and through the grace of a generous supporter, Annie’s crib / bed set had been dropped off at our warehouse only a few weeks earlier, one of only a few such sets that have been donated to the Mission of Deeds.
In addition to the crib / bed set, we were able to provide Annie with other pieces of furniture, linens, and kitchenware. Our volunteers then loaded these items on a truck that Annie’s uncle had rented to help her move into the apartment. We realize that the furniture will not make Annie’s medical problems disappear, but we do hope that a crib / bed for her daughter and a partially furnished apartment will provide reassurance that someone truly cares about them.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
-- Victor Hugo
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