As part of my adventures with the Toyota Sienna I was given the task of completing a community service project that utilized my 2014 Toyota Sienna. As a leader of the Little Flowers group at my daughter’s school I knew this was the perfect opportunity to get them involved in some community service. One of our field trips for the year was to go visit a nursing home but we really were stuck on what else to do as part of this trip, then one of the other leaders had a great idea. She suggested we have the girl’s decorate tissue boxes to then distribute to the residents. This idea served two purposes, one it gave the residents something bright and cheery to decorate their room and two it was practical during this long winter.
With the help of Toyota I purchased 40 boxes of tissues as well as all the supplies to decorate them. The girls each decorated 2 boxes and had a wonderful time really making the boxes special. This past Saturday I loaded up the Toyota Sienna trunk with the boxes and my stroller (the trunk is that big), filled the car with kids and headed to a nearby nursing home.
The residents played BINGO with the kids and were thrilled to see some young and lively faces. After playing BINGO for an hour the girls handed out the decorated tissue boxes, one to each resident. The look of sheer joy at receiving such a simple gift was heartwarming and it really touched the kids. I was so proud of each of the girls who came as the elderly can sometimes be a bit intimidating for kids, but these girls were full of compassion and kindness. I know I walked away with a full heart grateful for a day spent with some lovely people and I love thinking of all those boxes decorated with such tenderness now bringing joy to others!
Thank you Toyota for funding this wonderful community service experience for these girls.