The 05G team spent the day volunteering at ECAP (Emeryville Citizen Assistance Program). ECAP'S mission is to provide food, clothing, furniture, care and compassion to those in need in Emeryville, California and the surrounding bay area communities.
The team delivered home cooked meals to tent encampments around the Oakland area and manned the "free market" where ECAP provides donated food to people in need at their facility.
Here is what our liaison sent me about the team's visit:
"The girls were SOOOO great! Even though this was a radically new and different experience for most or all of these girls, they all stepped right up and shared themselves generously with the hungry people they served. Extremely well done. Their service today contributed to providing healthy meals, free of charge to more than 100 of the most vulnerable and hungry people in our East Bay community. Perhaps even more importantly, the girls treated each person who received food with respect and compassion.
These girls and their adult helpers are lighting the world through eye-to-eye service. I hope each girl appreciates how much their service today meant to all the “clients” they met today. They are lighting the world!"
They represented our community and Magic Soccer with pride!