Holiday "Meals with Friends"

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For some of us, the Holidays (especially Christmas) can be a time of gathering, great food, and celebration. For others, it can deliver the stress of finding a warm bed, hot meal, and the friendly company of others. At a time of year that these things are so important, is there a way we can give back? It's easy to think of all of our favorite things that revolve around this season, but not as easy to realize how many aren't as fortunate as to enjoy these things. It may take as little as a warm meal and conversation to show those less fortunate around us that we're here and that we care.

            My name is Kellyn and I'm organizing a Holiday Meals for the Homeless delivery. My plan is to gather, prepare and deliver warm, holiday meals to those in and around downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia who are in need of one. I had originally planned to fund the project on my own dime, but I began to realize how big of an undertaking it was! In order to reach my goal of providing hearty meals to at least 25 people just before Christmas, I will need your help. 

        With any and all funds raised, I will purchase the typical holiday meal staples, as well as supplies needed to deliver them. I will then prepare and distribute the meals to as many homeless individuals as my budget will allow. In addition to the meals, I am collecting cold weather apparel, (i.e., blankets, coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc.) to hand out to anyone who is in need of them. My goal is that with a hot meal, warm blanket, and conversation, I can make at least one person feel heard and cared for. Will you help me with this? 

        If you happen to find that you have any spare or unwanted cold weather items, please know that I am collecting these items, as well. I will be collecting these items up until the day of delivery, December 23rd. If you feel inclined, you can drop of or send any items to: 

                                   2520 Carriage Lane
                            Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Friends, 
        This year, I wanted to give back. It has been on my heart to do something bigger than myself. I think this event has the potential to warm the hearts and lives of those less fortunate in my own town. This world can always use extra love and care and there is no better time than the Holidays to show others our hearts.  Will you help me this holiday season? 

Sincerely, 
       Kellyn McRory
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Hi there, everyone!

Today was the day for our "Meals with Friends" lunch! This morning, we picked up food from catering, set up and decorated the dining room we were so generously donated, and prepared for the sweet families to join us.

We were prepared with crafts and coloring for the kids, plenty of food and drink for all, and lots of love. We sat together as a family and enjoyed a meal together. We talked, laughed, played games (inspired by the kiddos that joined us, SO much fun) and hugged as we all parted. It was a special experience, I am truly humbled.

Not only were we able to provide a warm, welcoming lunch for new friends, we were able to send each and every person home with a gift card. One for each parent and child. We were so excited that with YOUR HELP we were able to provide a little extra something special. I saw the surprise and gratitude in parents' eyes today...

Today is something I can say, with 100% certainty, would NOT have happened if it weren't for all of your support. Surpassing my goals time and time again... I am so floored by the generosity you have shown. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


Much love,
Kellyn
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Friends,

After so much support from family and friends, I've decided to raise our donation goal! In my eyes, the more people we can lift up through this simple meal, the better. Progress is being made with the logistics of what has now become somewhat of an event. I can tell you that this is extremely exciting and humbling. Our date is set for December 23rd!

Best,
Kellyn
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We've hit our goal!!!!! Thank you so much to those who donated and those who just took the time to take a look at my campaign! It's so exciting to have an idea for something and have your family and friends support you along the way. Let's get started!! Happy Holidays, ya'll!
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$905 of $950 goal

Raised by 26 people in 19 months
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WT
$60
Wendy Temple
18 months ago

Happy to help you do such a wonderful and selfless act!! Your are such a special young lady!!!!! ❤️

$20
Anonymous
18 months ago
JO
$10
Joanne Owens
18 months ago

You're an inspiration Kellyn.

WZ
$25
Wendy Zimmer
18 months ago

What Christmas is all about!

KH
$10
Karen Howard
18 months ago

Thank you for make ng a difference!

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