The Resident Council at St. Cabrini Nursing Home, wanted to reach out to the children from Cabrini Immigrant Services (CIS), Dobbs Ferry, NY. They held a Mission in Action fundraiser. They invited the residents, family, friends and staff to donate cereal during the month of August. They also added that they wanted ‘sweet cereal’ for our Cabrini Kids. Quickly the bins filled up in the lobby as different types of cereal were donated.
On Friday, September 8th, some of our Cabrini Kids and their Moms went to the nursing home to pick up their cereal. You can only imagine the look on the faces of the children when they saw nearly 150 boxes of cereal! They were thrilled to be able to go and pick out whatever boxes they wanted. One of the children, who is in 1st grade said, “I’ve waited my whole life to taste Captain Crunch.” Another child said, “I’ve never seen so many boxes of cereal. I can’t believe I can pick whatever cereal I want.” One child said that she would give her brother the Honey Nut Cheerios, but she would take the Trix, Captain Crunch and the Fruit Loops.
I don’t know who was smiling more, the children, the parents, or the residents. The parents were so grateful to receive the gift of cereal. We all know how expensive cereal is, especially the ‘sweet ones.’
On behalf of the children and the families at CIS, I want to thank the Resident Council for all they do to help support CIS. The Cereal Drive was a huge success!
Truly, we saw the Cabrini Mission in action. God bless you for putting smiles on so many faces.