TORI J. NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
Three young girls can teach many of us adults a great life lesson – giving.
It all started last year on a field trip to the North Pole Express in Calera. During the trip, Faith Baker waited her turn to sit on Santa Claus’s lap and tell him what she wanted for Christmas. When asked what she wanted for Christmas, Faith replied with an unusual request for a kindergarten student.
“I want blankets for the homeless,” said Faith. And with this one statement, The Faith Project started.
Faith’s sister, Anna Grace and their cousin Charlotte Kate Anderson, joined Faith in promoting their project and they are now in their second year of the Faith Project.
“We worked with two different shelters in Montgomery last year,” said Carol Baker, Faith and Anna Grace’s mother. “The girls collected new blankets, coloring books, crayons and stuffed animals and took them to the shelters. It was a wonderful experience to see our girls playing with the mothers and children.”
This year, the Faith Project’s goal is to collect new blankets, coloring books and crayons, books and Bibles to take to Friendship Mission and Brentwood Children’s Home.
The girls have been speaking at various churches and civic groups to get the word out about their project. “These kids have a love of Christ and want to help,” said Baker. “It makes me, as an adult, to want to do more.”
If you are wanting to help with the Faith Project, you can drop off donations at Comfort Care Hospice and Antioch East Baptist Church. Friday is the deadline for donations, as the girls are going to be taking the items they collected to the locations on Saturday. If you need your donations picked up or if you would like to make a monetary donation, please contact Carol Baker at 251-282-0272 or Staci Anderson at 334-31-7872.