4 baby bottles, 136 diapers, 3 body lotions, 1 bath salts, 2 cleaning towels, 4 deodorants, 6 shaving creams, 8 shampoo and conditioners, 4 mouthwashes, 10 razors, 8 toothpastes, 12 toothbrushes, 20 soaps, 3 horse fly sprays, 2 detanglers, 2 horse brushes, 1 hoof polish, 2 worming pastes, 1 bucket of SandRid, 10 jars of peanut butter, 2 bags of food, countless pens, lots of binders, 10 cans of dog food, 9 bags of towels and blankets, 15+ bags of dog food and accessories, 4 boxes of books, 2 bags of toiletries, 1 flip phone, 1 box of baby products, more than $3100, and MORE!
Thursday was a busy day as we drove 146 miles to deliver the $3100+ and 35 bags and boxes of items. While it was a lot of time spent in the bus, seeing the faces of those from the 9 non-profits receiving these things was priceless.
The students did some reflecting about their projects and here are the things they learned most.
Travis : Emergency Food Network
"The most important thing I learned was to help people."
Armaan: Tacoma Rescue Mission
"The most important thing I learned was that things aren't as easy as they seem."
Sam and Zakaria: Tacoma Community House
"The most important thing I learned was how to collect."
"The most important thing I learned was how to talk to people and how to help a cause."
Bayden: Sunrise Equine Rescue
"The most important thing I learned was how to try to get a lot of money."
Sulli and Karl: Tacoma Humane Society
"The most important thing I learned was how to solicit."
"The most important thing I learned was how hard it is."
Luke: Citizens for a Healthy Bay
"I think the most important thing I learned was that Tacoma has more things that need to be fixed than it seems."
Kiefer: Oasis Youth Center
Aidan: Rainbow Center
"The most important thing I learned was what LGBTQ means."
"The most important thing I learned is that supporting charities is fun."
"The most important thing was learning how easy and important it is to help non-profit organizations."