The first seeds of Monkee See — Monkee Do were planted when Glennon received an email four months into her blog gig from Monkee Erin. Erin asked if she could organize a service project in honor of the Revolution, the holidays, and goodness in general. Glennon said, “Yes! Yes! Yes! …because oh my goodness, that is exactly how Monkees do.”
So Erin in the spirit of the holidays, and all things Monkee-rific organized our effort to adopt a family and share the monkees many blessings with a family who needed a little help for the holiday season.
Erin set the tone for our future Holiday Hands projects when she said… there is absolutely no pressure whatsoever at all to participate. None. Perhaps you already sponsor a family, give to charity, donate your time, or are otherwise unable to give this year. That is totally fine. But, like me, there are many who think each year, “I’d really like to do something to help someone” but generally have no clue where to start.”
So she introduced us to the Hulls, and the Monkees got absolutely giddy. Many monks went out and bought the family… clothes, gifts, groceries and gift cards. But another important thing that Erin taught us was that our gifts do not have to of the monetary sort. One monkee served as the point of contact for the project. Another Monkee used her precious time and scotch tape skills to package our presents. And yet another monkee baked up some homemade goodness to give the Hulls. The monkees had a ball and relished the opportunity to work and celebrate together.