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Monday, June 22, 2015

JEANNIE

Jeannie was a nurse at Cooper Hospital in Camden.She was having a very difficult time in dealing with all the crack babies being born there.She reached out to Fr John to discuss her feelings on the never ending situation at the nursery.Fr John told her perhaps she needed to work in another section of the hospital.Or get another job at another hospital nursery where babies with addiction problems are not as prevalent.It is terrible that women who get pregnant cant refrain from getting high.Many of the babies born at Cooper are put into foster care.
Crack babies are sensitive to light ,sound and touch.They cry a lot and their little bodies tremble as they go through with draw.
We later learned Jennie took some time off from work to reevaluate her options.

MARY ANNE

Mary Anne was a teacher at a pre-k school in mt.laurel.She wanted to know if we had any children's books we could donate since her book drive wasn't as eventful as she had hoped.Lucky for us Melodie from Jackson had given us a box full of books that year.And they were all in excellent condition.When we delivered them Mary Anne was shocked,she never imagined we would have so many.Due to the amount they made one wall a book shelf.Mary Anne was so grateful,and we heard later the children loved them.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

AN ELECTRIC RAZOR FOR GIRL BEING BULLIED

WHEN A WOMAN TOLD US ABOUT HER 12 YR OLD goddaughter BEING BULLIED AT SCHOOL FOR HAVING HAIR ON HER LEGS WE WENT OUT AND BOUGHT THE CHILD AN ELECTRIC RAZOR.LETS HOPE THE OTHER CHILDREN WILL STOP BULLYING HER AND FOCUS ON MORE PRODUCTIVE THINGS!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

A QUESTION ANSWERED

WE WERE ASKED RECENTLY IF WE HAVE EVER HAD ANYONE WHO WASNT HAPPY WITH US TRYING TO HELP THEM.THE ANSWER IS YES.WE HAD 2 WOMEN.THE FIRST ONE LIVED IN MT HOLLY.SHE WAS GETTING HER DAUGHTER FOR SPRING BREAK.IN THE EMAIL SHE SENT US SHE MENTIONED HER DAUGHTERS FAVORITE COLORS WERE PINK AND PURPLE.WE EXPLAINED TO HER WE WEREN'T A STORE OR WAREHOUSE.AND WE CAN ONLY GIVE OUT WHAT WE GET IN DONATIONS.SHE SAID SHE WAS FINE WITH THAT.WHEN WE ARRIVED WITH 1 WEEK SUPPLY OF CLOTHES FOR HER DAUGHTER,SHE COULDNT WAIT TO GO THROUGH THE BAGS.SHE WAS HAPPY WITH THE 2 PINK TOPS AND COULDNT THANK US ENOUGH.BUT BY THE TIME WE ARRIVED HOME SHE EVIDENTLY HAD TIME TO GO THROUGH THE OTHER BAGS AND WAS QUITE UPSET THAT THERE WASNT ANYTHING PURPLE.HER EMAIL WENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS"i told you my daughter liked pink and purple,I am very disappointed that you's did not atleast give her one item that was purple.I will never ask for your help again"WHEN WE OFFERED TO TAKE THE CLOTHES BACK SHE RESPONDED''i will keep them because it better than nothing I guess"(TALK ABOUT GRATITUDE)
THE SECOND WOMAN LIVED IN BARNEGAT.IT WAS 2 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.SHE EMAILED US AND SAID SHE HAD JUST MOVED IN WITH HER PARENTS WITH HER SON AND DAUGHTER.AND HER PARENTS WERE ON A SMALL INCOME AND SHE WAS ON DISABILITY.SHE DESPERATELY NEEDED GIFTS FOR HER 2 CHILDREN  AGES 8 AND 10.WE TOLD HER ALTHOUGH IT WAS CLOSE WE WOULD COME UP WITH SOMETHING FOR THE 2 CHILDREN TO HAVE UNDER THE TREE.WE WRAPPED 3 GIFTS PER CHILD AND FR JOHN BOUGHT A BOTTLE OF WINE FOR THE PARENTS.WHEN WE ARRIVED SHE GREETED US AT THE DOOR AND WAS VERY APPRECIATIVE.A FEW DAYS AFTER CHRISTMAS WE WERE TOLD BY SOMEONE THAT THERE WAS A POST ON CRAIGSLIST ABOUT HOW CHEAP THE GIFTS WERE HER CHILDREN GOT FROM US.AND EVEN THOUGH HER CHILDREN WERE HAPPY WITH THE ITEMS SHE WAS DISAPPOINTED.SHE COMPARED THE GIFTS AS TO SOMETHING ONE COULD FIND ON THE TRASH.
(we get beautiful girts from generous people at Christmas,and anyone who knows us would know that the items are brand new and wrapped with love.It was very upsetting to Fr John to think this woman was not only so unappreciative but she resorted to posting her negative thoughts about our small organization.Instead of getting in touch with us directly.These 2 women are on our list of those we no longer would help if they requested.We have been helping people for over 7 yrs and these are the only 2 who we have heard about  being unhappy with our efforts!