We may fight over the PARCC, our school system, our taxes, leafblowers, and our government, but sometimes, the times that count the most, Montclair shows how kind, accepting, and just how damn great it is.
The Human Needs Food Pantry, which provides food, clothing and other services to people in need who live in Montclair and neighboring posted the photos above and the following message on its Facebook page yesterday:
Sometime after we closed, someone came to the pantry and tied a number of warm scarves, gloves and hats to the poles by our entrance with little notes on each telling people who are cold to take them!
Mother Teresa was once quoted as saying “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving”. This community continues to amaze us with the outpouring of generosity and “love” we see every day.
We are grateful for the inspiring person or persons who came up with this idea and then acted on it (and did so anonymously!). THIS is truly caring for your neighbors in need. On behalf of all the people who will be a little warmer today because of “the love you put into giving” we thank you. You not only warmed the recipients of your kindness but you warmed all of our hearts as well! THANK YOU!