This message came from Mandy Brooks, chair of our XoService organization and wife of Andrew Brooks, President of our Healthy Chocolate company, MXI Corp. “The other day I came across the saying, ‘Those who bring sunshine to others, cannot keep it from themselves.’ We have had many experiences shared on the XoService blog, highlighting the difference we have made in others lives, and the enrichment we have felt in our own lives while serving. We have accumulated over 1789 hours of service.
Xo-Hope (Friday, September 16, 2011) – Our team is made up of our Family members: Lyndon, Christina, Noah and Lydia Babulai. We donated time by going grocery shopping for the local food bank. The kids were allowed to pick all sorts of foods that they would want to see on their tables. Then we dropped the food off at the Alliston, ON Good Shepherd Food Bank and weighed over 45 pounds of food. Some ladies volunteering were crying when they found out the kids had saved their own allowance money to donate to the food bank.
I was touched by this entry because we do something like this with our children every year. It’s a great way to teach your children and share memories with them. Please continue to spread sunshine in your community and as always, thank you for showing YOU CAN!!”
Other good deeds being noticed on the XoService blog include Team Alaska’s Feeding the Homeless in Anchorage, AK; Port Charlotte FL’s Sleeping Mats for the Homeless; Indy Powered by Healthy Chocolate’s Walk to Defeat ALS; and Team x88 Portland’s work with Oregon Food Bank.