Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Jimmy Garrison sits with Guide Dog puppy in training Khaki at Jimmy's birthday party. Photo by Pat Whitehead.
Eight-year-old Jimmy Garrison is already an inspiration.

On a perfect beach day in February, Manhattan Beach resident Jimmy Garrison celebrated his 8th birthday with a party for his friends on the beach. When planning what to do for his birthday, Jimmy told his parents that, because he had lots of "things," he did not want to have the kids bring gifts. Instead he thought it would be nice to be able to help someone. The work of their neighbor, Guide Dogs for the Blind L.A. Southwest puppy raising Leader Pat Whitehead and her puppies, came to mind. Once he and his parents talked with Pat, they realized this was a perfect match. Each guest received information about GDB so he would understand more what Jimmy's charity was all about. It was a wonderful party...boys and puppies, followed by games and pizza on the beach...a win-win situation for all. Many thanks to Jimmy for his generous spirit and to the partygoers who made generous donations.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. What a great birthday party. Happy Birthday, Jimmy.