Community: Hurricanes Serve Meal at Kids' Café
It’s that time of year that keeps on giving. The kids and staff at the Kids’ Café in downtown Raleigh felt a little bit of that giving from the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk, along with some of the Community Relations staff, took a trip to one of the Kids’ Café locations to hang out with the kids, give homework tips and help serve dinner.
The eagerness and warmth of the staff made us feel right at home. They prepared us for the excitement of the kids, many of who kept their tickets from the game the night before in hopes to get them signed by the visiting players.
While the food was being prepared by the staff with help from a couple of the kids, Jeff and Justin sat at the tables with the rest of the group to sign “Let's Go Canes!” posters. Two of the girls wore their Eric’s Entourage t-shirts that they had received last year at a game they attended in Eric Staal’s charity suite. It is a moment like this where you can see that the Hurricanes' impact in our community is not a one-time impression; the girls will always remember the Canes and the time we spent with them.
The day rolled along with lots of pictures, baby-holding, the serving and blessing of a delicious meal and even Jeff doing push-ups to show the kids different ways to stay active. We are thrilled to have been able to spend the day talking and hanging out with the kids.
During this holiday season, remember that giving is abundant, and you might be surprised at what you may receive in return. For us, it was the new friendships we made and lives we may have impacted that touched our hearts.
We would like to thank all of our Kids ‘N Community Foundation supporters for making our donation to the Kids’ Café possible. It is our supporters that make our impact possible!