If you visited the Nest before we had to suspend our services you likely had the opportunity to meet Percy, the Pop-Up Primate! He’s a giant stuffed animal with the sweetest face, not something we generally pass along to clients during service.
Percy came to us via longtime volunteer Andy Mapp. Andy picks up donations from other members of the congregation at Broadmoor Presbyterian, one of those members sent us Percy!
Tony, our Warehouse Coordinator gave Percy his name and he’s been a friendly face at the Nest since! A couple of volunteers gave Percy a quick vacuum and fluffed him up, he got a nametag and was officially part of the team.
When we had to temporarily close the warehouse, Percy volunteered to stay behind and look after the building. He’s sent us a few pictures to let us know everything is going smoothly and we wanted to share his hard work!
One of his most important responsibilities is checking the mail. Please feel free to send Percy an update on how you and your family are staying busy during these socially distance times!
Percy has seen Betty and Gail take care of the plants enough times to do the same while they can’t come to the Nest. We at Renesting know a nice house plant can make a new place feel homier, and Percy wants to make sure we can still give our clients plants when we reopen and resume service!
Percy has even been taking care of the donations we received right before suspending drop-offs by folding linens and testing lamps. He misses our volunteers desperately, especially how hard they worked to keep us going.
We are all looking forward to the Nest reopening and will keep you updated here on the blog and on all our social media accounts as to when that will be happening. Percy cannot wait to see everyone back there so he can relax a little!