The girls collected donations to help fund beds for orphans:
Joy found out that one of her friends had inherited two cousins; one of the boys was two weeks old and the other eighteen-month-old when their single mother died of an epileptic seizure. ... that family needed beds for their toddlers.... We set up a table at our neighborhood cookie swap; one guest handed us five dollars as she decided aloud that we wouldn’t even raise enough for one mattress.
My mom responded, “I believe in miracles! ‘Tis the season!”...
After the boy’s description of the scene, he grabbed his toddler brother running away to jump on their beds.