Jocks In The Box Wrap Up [Videos]
The last few days of Jocks In The Box are something I am going to remember for a long time. We had so many people come through with unique and heartfelt stories of why they wanted to donate.
One woman showed up with her two young boys and shared that last year she lost her job. The only reason she was able to purchase Christmas presents for her two boy was due to her 401K. She wanted to show her boys that you might go through hard times, but others are too. You aren't alone. She also wanted them to see the good that comes from giving back.
Several stories just like that came out of this week. I think that is why I love Jocks In The Box so much. Not only are we trying to help our community, but we get to see and hear from the community as well.
Friday we hosted our Family Night at the Box. Special thank you to everyone who came out and donated a toy. Thank you to Game On, Bricks4Kids, and facepainter Jennyfer Keohane for making this fun night possible.
In the video above, you can see the amount of people who went out of their way to show their support for the kids in our area. Sunday we had our largest donation we had ever seen. I remember sitting there with Brandon and watching this lady walking up to the box with two shopping carts full of toys. The both of us jumped up willing to help her transport the toys from the cart to the box. Then we looked up and say her family and several Walmart employees following behind with bikes in each hand. I felt my heart sank. It was amazing.
The last day was bitter sweet. Yes, we were ready to go home and spend time with our families, but watching the bikes pile up on the trailer was humbling. It showed that the community came through and we are so thankful. The children that are connected to Roy's Kids, Shriners Hospital of Shreveport, and Operation Santa Claus are going to have a great Christmas and it is because of the amazing people and businesses of the Shreveport/ Bossier City area.