We are extremely fortunate to have these wonderful and caring essential workers from Memorial Hospital…
It’s St. Patrick’s Day! And, it’s a day known for people wearing their green attire or eating corned beef and cabbage, and drinking green beer! This Irish celebration of culture and heritage is usually a time for parades and festivals, but things have been scaled down this year due to COVID-19.
However, though rainbows and pots of gold are symbolic of this holiday, it is just another day without any reason to celebrate for the thousands that are unsheltered. It is a very different scenario for them. One that does not include the luck of a four-leaf clover, or the lucky legends of leprechauns. Unfortunately, it is a grim reminder that while others are celebrating, they are struggling and going through very difficult times.
LUCKY to be Celebrating with Guests
Showering Love is always committed to doing everything we can to help our guests have the best quality of life possible. And, this fun Irish holiday is no exception! It gave us yet another reason to spoil our guests with a fun celebration and a very appropriate “green” motif. While restoring their hope and dignity is our priority, sharing laughs, fun, and silly banter is also important.
It is a great opportunity to remind them that there are many things to celebrate in life and that they are not alone. It also enables us to build a rapport with our guests by sharing laughs and conversations. Our hope is that this opportunity, or any of the opportunities we provide them, becomes the perfect segue for them to take the first step in finding their way back home.
Showering Love – Green for St. Patrick’s Day!
The Showering Love TEAM rocked LOVE over the RAINBOW for our guests that are experiencing homelessness. The guests are CHARMING and Showering Love is CHARMED to provide showers, wrap-around services, and many other resources. Piece by piece Showering Love is helping those less fortunate put the pieces of their lives back together.
We LOVE how the SL team went all out to make the guests have a great time! In those few moments of laughter and interaction, they are free. Free from the reality of their lives, and if only for a short time, they happy and in high spirits. Moments of reprieve from the negative chatter that’s normally going on in their heads is very valuable and encouraging.
G is for Green & Giving
All guests were joyfully greeted… “Top of the morning to you!” Our entire team dressed up like little leprechauns. It was their LUCKY day. Truly, it was our LUCKY day. We served LUCKY CHARMS, and filled their bellies as full as pots of GOLD.” They were MAGICALLY delicious! Everyone received a goody bag filled with treats and juice. The tables were decorated in green tablecloths and fun paper goods, with festive 4 leafed clovers. The guests really enjoyed it! Funny enough, did you notice you can’t spell CLOVER without LOVE? And, that is what today was all about. That is what we are all about.
It doesn’t end there. Our unhoused guests also received GREEN t-shirts and backpacks, Saint Patrick’s Day necklaces, and GREEN hats so they wouldn’t get pinched! LOL! Additionally, everyone was given IRISH SPRING SOAPS, playing cards, and toiletries.
Very Grateful & Lucky this St. Patrick’s Day
We would like to send a warm and special thank you to Heidi Heintz and the wonderful ladies of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints of Mormons. We appreciate everything you do for Showering Love, today and always!
Showering Love is so LUCKY to have many Leprechaun FRIENDS who have donated with LEAPS OF LOVE for our guests. Let’s LEAP into action together and end homelessness. With your help, many can find their way over the RAINBOW and back home again <3
“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”