I'm new to the BPL community and absolutely humbled by the outreach. When I posted this today, I wasn't really expecting much response. I now know I've found a truly special community!
My desire is to help out some kids that live in a terrible environments, show them some love and let them experience the world outside of their 'concrete jungle'. These are good kids that are victims of their circumstance.
I’m financing this myself with a little help from our church. I’m just trying to expose these kids to choices other than crack and gangs. They’re not in trouble with the law yet; however their environment is ugly. Most are from single mother homes. Our main mission for the past years has been meeting their very basic needs – food.
None of these boys has ever been out of the city, let alone in the woods. It should be interesting. Being into UL, I want to put light packs on the boys as I don’t want to make this ‘work’ for them and turn them off.
Dustin, Reggie, Jeremy, Christopher, Kyle, I really appreciate your generosity and kindness.
Still needing a pair of shoes size 13 if anyone can help.
Thank you, Bill