Last night three friends and I, members of F3 Toledo (a faith-based men’s group), went to Cherry Street Mission.
First we got lost and couldn’t find the dang place.
But then we got there.
We helped homeless people check into the Mission to get a warm bed to sleep in and to have safe cover for the night.
The directors at the Cherry Street Mission were so grateful that we helped. Theresa said that we took reduced check-in from 1.5 hours to 40 minutes.
She was elated.
Members of my team were tasked with opening and inspecting each person’s bag.
We had to pull out every item to make sure there weren’t any weapons, any knives, anything that could hurt someone. They could get it back in the morning, but couldn’t take it into the building.
I helped with other tasks.
As we were going through people’s belongings, there was different reactions from different people and it just made me think. It made me grateful for being able to provide for my kids, provide for my family.
My one friend is super personable and had everyone laughing.
He brightened the room.
On the drive home, I thought how grateful I am to have a home base, to not have to carry everything I own in a backpack or plastic bag. To not have to worry about bedbugs. Or any of that.
Yeah, I got a little chocked up.
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday a message of gratefulness is what I wanted to share. I’m super, super grateful and pumped you’re apart of my AdToons movement. You and I started this back in 2006 before any other “cartoon” agency.
And we are still going strong.
I know many of you have asked to see other projects that we have done to further brainstorm how you might set up your message.
With that, here are a couple charity whiteboard animations done for a couple organizations.
The first is a sample of another Mission we helped. You will see how we assembled that story to get aid and donations to this organization.
Jimmy Hale Mission video clip.
Notice how this mission have churches involved in helping out and the incentives they provided them. In all our videos, we want to show a diverse audience but with this client they specifically asked to make this a priority.
The second one is a video done for the local YMCA. Eliciting sponsors from donors through email and face-to-face meetings was the intent of the video.
If you know someone who is affiliated with a charity, does charity work, we do a lot of those kinds of videos as well and we would love to help them out on another cool project.
That’s all for now.
P.S. Make sure to follow me on Instagram because…I have a bet with my daughter on who can acquire the most friends and I’m getting crushed. I’m @vincepalko on insta. Thanks!!