One of the most amazing care projects this past month was pulled off by a group of six women who surprised a server with bags and bags of diapers just less that a week before she left for maternity leave. The manager at her restaurant did a little investigating to find out what would be most helpful and arranged for the women to smuggle diapers and other gifts into the server's section one night. At the end of the meal the bags appeared. Talk about huge grins all around. This was a pilot care project for our TASTE AND SEE groups... and it worked! If you are part of a small group or would like form one to work with Big Table to provide care throughout the year, let us know. Here is part of the email report afterwards from one the, well, Diaper Ladies:
It was soooo much fun!! The staff who knew were just fantastic with us, and I think loved being in on the surprise! We each just carried in our own shopping bag, and put them under the table. We decided to surprise her at the very end when she brought our checks, and when she started to thank us for coming, I said, “Wait, we’ve got one more question for you . . . what’s your baby boy’s name going to be?” She told us, and then I said, “ Also, we were wondering if you’ve ever heard of Big Table?” She hadn’t, so I told her the basic premise behind it,and said that we had heard through them that she and her husband had some needs since they were having their first baby. I said, “So we’re here to celebrate you and your baby”, and she just got the most puzzled look on her face! Then we all pulled out our bags, put them on her end of the table. She said “who are you?”, as she was laughing out of sheer joy, and another server came up and said, “Do you guys know her or are you just being nice?”!! That was priceless!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 03:18AM