Today I was working at Angels of God when there was a knock at the door. I walked over to the door to see 2 little eyes peering in at me. As I opened the door I was greeted with a big hug. It was Matthew, a young boy that was in with his mom a few weeks ago to get clothing and food. His mom was in the driveway still getting his little sister out of her car seat. Matthew stood in front of me with his hands behind his back wiggling from side to side. Every few seconds he would jump real hard to show me how his shoes that Angels of God gave him a few weeks ago are still lighting up. He must of asked me 6 times “Do you see?…. do you see the lights?” I ensured him that his lighted shoes were awesome and that he looked very handsome today.
He told me he had something he wanted to give me. He made me close my eyes and put my hands out then he yelled “Open Sesame”! As I opened my eyes I saw a beautiful flower and $2.37.
Matthew in is cute little 6 year old voice explained to me that his neighbor gave him $5.00 to buy a treat. He told me he bought a candy bar for him and his mom and this was the $ money that was left over. He wanted me to have the leftover money so I could buy all the kids in world food and new light up shoes.
His kind heart at such a young age touched me. I invited Matthew behind the counter to our food pantry and told him to pick out some more treats for him, his mom and sister. On his tip toes he reached for a box of Raisin Bran because he said that is mommy favorite. We filled a few bags with his favorites and loaded them in to their car. I received big hugs and lots of waves as they pulled away.
I sat for a moment I thought about how awesome it would be if I could buy all the kids in world food and new light up shoes for $2.37! The smiles and giggles would be endless!
Will you help me feed the children in our community? When you go shopping this week please consider picking up an item or 2 for a child in need.
TOGETHER we are making a DIFFERENCE in OUR COMMUNITY!
Angels of God 334 South Broadway Pitman NJ 08071