CRC’s 12 Days of Giving – Day Six:
With a nod to Clement Clarke Moore, here’s one CRC volunteer’s reflection on her positive experiences in her own special seasonal way
A CRC Volunteers’ Christmas Eve
T’was the night before Christmas, one light on in a house.
A volunteer at the door, quiet as a mouse.
Soon others arrive at the shelter aware
That gifts, food and donations soon would be there.
Clintonville is asleep, snuggled up in their beds
While CRC volunteers help prepare Santa’s sled.
They spoke not a word but went straight to their work
Packing toys, food and clothes from donations incurred.
For seniors, for children, and singles’ gifts, too.
Even the Families’ Wish Lists do come true.
They pack the gift baskets working hard on their shifts.
And delight in delivering CRC’s gifts.
They work at the auction held toward the year’s end
For the holiday fundraiser by Mozart’s and Friends.
Delivering toys is something they did
To stock the whole warehouse – Firefighters for Kids.
CRC volunteers, having helped those in need
Sneak back to the house, turn the light off and leave.
They were heard to exclaim as they drove out of sight,
Merry Christmas to all, volunteers say “Goodnight!”