A Family Party Benefiting: Residential Nursing Facility
Operation Secret Smiles
Check-In Started at 8:45 in the morning!
Then, adding the final touches to transform into Secret “Service” Agents!
Add a pair of shades (some even had pens in the arms of the glasses), and the transformation to a Secret “Service” Agent is complete!
After our Secret “Service” Agents were in full disguise, they worked on two service projects in the house:
Families donated the following supplies to help with the projects:
Card Making Stations
Busy Book Station
Part 1: Bagging the Crayons
(4 crayons per ziplock bag)
Part 2: Stapling the Coloring Pages
(stapling the crayon bags to 4 coloring pages)
We had a very brief Secret “Service” Agent training to prepare for going to our service site. Baybrook Village, a long-term and rehabilitation center. (some call it a nursing home)
The group (with cards and flowers in hand) then traveled to the service site and spent over an hour visiting with the residents there. Each family was assigned 2-4 residents. (We coordinated with the director ahead of time and visited the site twice before our service party.) Most of the Agents stayed in disguise.
We were able to make contact with over 50 residents while we were there! The Agents had such a great time that they are asking to go back and visit with their new “friends” again, soon!
In all, we made 260 busy books for the children’s hospital. We will be donating 29 coloring books to Captain Hope’s Kids.
(picture of the boys while we were all singing Happy Birthday to them)
I cannot express to you how full my heart was by lunch time on Saturday. And, it still continues to be full of good feelings for our sweet friends who joined us, for family who love us, and for those that we served. Having a service party was more than worth the effort! It has been, by far, the best party that we have ever held in our home.