Well I’ve been here many of times before,2am and 24 hours before putting on a BBQ for the homeless and worrying about if there’s enough food, drinks, clothes, chairs, marquees, toiletries, helpers and of course is there enough homeless and people in need to help. You see I only do this to help as many people as I can, not to see how big I can put an event together.
I know how these events have helped so many people in the past and I couldn’t be prouder to know I never done it for them, but to have helped them to do it themselves.
I was just reminded about a saying something I’d say a lot a year ago and it seems to fit perfectly right now. “Sometimes just saying Hi could be that turn around for someone in life because someone cares.” I really think that’s why these BBQ’s are so successful. We have a homeless person sitting eating a hamburger next to a working person eating a hamburger and talking. Trust me some of it rubs off and a lot of homeless and people in need start feeling more value in themselves and head towards getting on their feet.
At these BBQ’s I’m always looking for the ones that really want to get on their feet and then I grab them and really start to help them as much as I can without looking like I’m doing it for them. I feel if a person feels they didn’t do it themselves then they will think they couldn’t have done it and soon believe it’s okay to fail because they weren’t ready.
This is the biggest event I have ever put together, I mean we expect 1,000 homeless/ people in need turning up. There’s more organizations coming and because we had to change our date I lost one of my biggest backers. OHNO. Ha ha
In a way I can’t wait until tomorrow morning at the start of the event, because then there’s two things happening.
1/ what is there is there and I done the best I could and I stop worrying about what is needed, because it’s too late.
2/ Once everything is setup then there’s only helping people left to do and that’s what all this work is for.
I got to say seeing homeless and people in need picking up clothes and things and being helped by all the helpers around them is one of the most joyest moments there is for me.
I have to make this post short because I have so much to do and I started writing this as a break from everything. But I only have 24 hours left and too much to do.
Thank you very much for reading my blog and if you can come down and give a hand for this event please do. I hope you all have a great day.
BBQ for the Homeless
10am to 2pm Sunday 2 Dec
Grant the Polite Guy from the Polite Team
0412 190 011