I hope you are thinking of what ARKs (Acts of Random Kindness) you will do to honor Matt Shubzda this Thursday Oct 18, the 10-yr anniversary when Matt's jet collided with another and he went to heaven. Matt was always serving others, so we're going to carry the torch for him and keep his serving spirit alive! And don't forget to post your ARK to the FB page: www.facebook.com/shoobystillserves so his family/friends can know how Shooby Still Serves through you. (For those that don't know, our son in heaven was named after Matt. My husband and I were very good friends with Matt and we met at his wedding.)
Sample ARKs: babysitting for a single mom or family with a deployed service member; free lawn work for an elderly neighbor; surprising a widow with something he/she needs; pro-bono work for a business you run; buying someone's groceries at the store; buying someone's lunch at McDonald's; buying something for a family who has lost a child in remembrance of their child; finally deciding to sign up and serve at a local homeless shelter/children or women's shelter/soup kitchen; having a garage sale and donating the proceeds to a charity, calling your local VFW and seeing how you can help serve veterans such as helping unemployed veterans find a job; reaching out to someone you have had a strained relationship with and starting over. There are just so many things we can do to serve others! It just requires your time, heart (and in some cases, a little bit of your money.)
If you available and are local to Garland, please join us to do ARKs!
We have 3 places we will be doing ARKs in Garland, Texas this Thursday around lunch time; 1) homeless/unemployed folks outside of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) building, 2) New Beginning Center (shelter for women/children), and 3) Garland VFW post (veterans in need).
We are meeting at the Generator Coffee House on the square in downtown Garland (107 N. 6th St Garland, Texas) at 11AM and will disperse and meet up at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)/women's/children's shelter (they are across the street from each other) to perform ARKs. Some folks will go and buy sandwiches we will hand out to people outside the TWC.
An NBC Channel 5 news crew will be following us around performing these ARKs but don't let that keep you from coming! You do not have to do an interview! The ARK story will air Thursday night.
Please email Cortney Schwalbe, coordinator of Shooby Still Serves and the ARK day at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming and you will receive an email with more details about Thursday!
If you can't come or aren't local to Garland, please consider donating the following items we need for the women's/children's shelter and veterans in need. (Email Cortney at email@example.com for info on where to drop off these donations.)
- Clothes of all kinds; men, women's, children's
- Baby food, formula, diapers, wipes, baby supplies
- Toiletries; regular or travel-sized (any biz travelers out there have a stash?) e.g., shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, soaps, etc.
- Boxed food and canned goods
- Monetary donations for us to buy these things.
For monetary donations, we are accepting cash, paypal donations (preferred) by sending money to firstname.lastname@example.org and checks (email Cortney for info on where to send checks).
Let's make this a special day of service in honor and memory of such an awesome man. We can ALL make sure SHOOBY STILL SERVES!
If you cannot do an ARK on Thursday, just do it when you can.