I am truly blessed to have a really great job. Every once in a while I get to have great days at the "office." You see, I don't really have an office. Yellow Ribbon Fund has an office and I have a desk in it, but my co-workers will tell you I am rarely there. I am always out and about meeting with families, hosting events and things along those lines.
A few weeks ago our cuties asked me for one last DC American Girl Store trip. I needed a kid's event for my YRF calendar. I thought what the heck, maybe I could work a YRF/American Girl event together. I called the American Girl 1800 number and they connected me to the DC store. Once I told the DC store what I wanted to do, they got on it. Our contacts and have been so extremely helpful. I promise you they were as excited to set this all up as the girls were on the receiving end today.
We have a big problem finding events for little girls here. The boys have it made. The hockey, baseball, basketball and football teams are always there to welcome those who are into sports. However the really girly things have to be sought out and I enjoy challenges.So there you go...
I like to go big or go home, so I recruited a few friends to help. The Aleethia Foundation, Operation Second Chance and Operation Ward 57 all happily joined in to help me make this day amazing for the girls. We provided American Girl with a budget and they made today a day this girls will not forget any time soon.
We all arrived before our noon reservation. We were escorted back to the personal shopping room and each girl was given their own Saige doll. She is the 2013 Girl of the Year. They were ecstatic.Their faces say it all. You can just see all of their excitement.
Days like today remind me why I love my job with YRF so much. Putting a smile on a child, is such a great gift to receive. Hearing a 4 year old tell you, "Thank you so very much." Getting a text and being told it was the best event that they have ever attended. Having cuties insist on giving you a big hug before they leave because you made them feel special that day. Having great people from other non-profits love teaming up with you so together you do more for our littlest warriors. Yup, those are great reasons to love your job! Or as I put it, it's just another great day at the office! ;)