I was very excited to see the townships and a different point of view. My friends were apprehensive about the tour and weren't sure if people in the community would welcome visitors. Everyone had an AMAZING tour! The school and Ella's home were my favorites. It was nice to see the new hospital that is being built and hear about health care. People were friendly when we stopped at local businesses. Ella and Penny pump most of the money back into the community and kids they are taking into their homes. It was a very enlightening tour. Each tour is different depending on time of day and what's going on in the community.
It would be great to bring snacks/groceries/school supplies as gifts...although nobody was asking for charitable contributions. You could also bring dog food, penny must have stopped to feed at least 3 community dogs along the way.