Supermom In Training: I live in the most supportive community ever... here's why

I live in the best community, like, ever. 

Every morning, my 5-year-old son and I volunteer at our school's Breakfast Club where we help feed 212 children, and this often consists of something that is toasted... and our toaster is hopelessly old. So my bean and I decided we wanted to buy a new toaster for our school.

First, I reached out to a Canadian manufacturer of industrial conveyor belt toasters and found Hubert, who not only offered us a tremendous price on one of these gems but also incurred the very expensive shipping charges, which was a huge gift to us and our school.

Next we launched a Go Fund Me campaign. My son and I sat at the computer and filled in all the necessary fields, adding two photos of him working at Breakfast Club. We launched it on Sunday night.

By Monday morning, we had earned $330 of our $1000 goal, and my son excitedly marched into the cafeteria to tell the other volunteers we were getting them a toaster.

And then things spread like wildfire. All day long I kept getting email notifications that another donation had been made. Family, friends, strangers, members of our church, long-standing members of the community, parents and grandparents of kids from our school, started sharing and giving and, within 24 hours, we'd exceeded our goal. We collected $1,025 in one day.

I am proud to say that I live in Greenfield Park, because the people who live here genuinely care for the community. They saw a need in a local school, they saw a local kid who wanted to make a difference, and they made it all happen. People continued to come up to us, long after we'd reached our goal, to say they had planned on donating but we'd already reached the $1000. I bet we could've raised $2000. Or $3000. That's just how generous Greenfield Parkers are.

I live in the most supportive community ever. And that makes such a huge difference when you have children and are trying to raise a conscientious, caring kid. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for helping the bean get his school a new toaster and for instilling such a sense of belonging.

A full-time work-from-home mom of a toddler, Jennifer Cox (our “Supermom in Training”) loves dabbling in healthy cooking, craft projects, family outings, and more, sharing with readers everything she knows about being an (almost) superhero mommy.