Humanity House began because of one little boy who came to Santas Toy Shop. After his visit with Santa, and while mom was picking out a book for him, he stood quietly looking at all the toys. Each child who comes into the toy shop gets to choose the toy they love the most out of over a thousand toys. Sometimes it can take a little while. I thought this was the case with the little boy. When I asked him if he saw anything that he wanted he just shook his head. He told me that he didnt see what he wanted.
Because we have so many toys, we store lots of them in a different room. I asked him what he wanted, thinking that we probably had it in the back room. He looked at me and said, All I want for Christmas is food in my house. It took me a long moment to compose myself.
But I made a promise to myself that I would do something about it. Later I had a conversation with a woman who helped with a Christmas drive where children list what they want for Christmas. She told me that there were seven children who had listed food in their house as something that they wanted.