A Month Of Giving Wrap Up

I am so proud of all the kids who participated, sent in notes and pictures of the good deeds they so happily did in their communities. Giving doesn’t have to be things, or money . Time and effort are often what is needed most and by giving to your community your child learns first hand what charity means.

We will be doing more of these reader participation projects throughout 2011. Watch the blog and our Facebook page to be a part of them.

A Month Of Giving

If you aren’t moved by seeing kids giving back to their community I am not sure what would move you. I adore seeing kids getting into the spirit of the season and helping . Here are some pictures from this week.

Sarah sent in this picture of her daughter ” She danced at a local long term care facility in our hometown.  It was a joy to see the smiles on the faces of the residents–some of whom even opted to sing along with the music.” I am sure the residents loved it.

Kathryn sent in these pictures of her daughter who used her own money to buy food for the food bank and also played elf by choosing tags off a giving tree and picking out toys for the children.  She was very excited to play elf and do things that will help make people happy!”

Gayla sent this picture of her son caroling at a local hospital and delivering home made cards and blankets to the patients.” We hand made cards and fleece blankets that my little man delivered to each patients room as we walked through the halls singing.

Maya and her daughters dropped off pet food for hungry pets , we can’t forget about them!

Kara sent me a link to her blog post all about how her daughter learned why giving was so special when she gave these simple candy canes to people who help her everyday.

Sara was busy with her kids and did a lot of good !  They made cookies for a neighbor , donated food at school and Awanas  as well as going to a special event ( The Big Guy was there) where you have to donate food to get in. Wow!

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A Month of Giving – Look At Us!

Little hands can make big differences and these little ones did this week!  I was hoping that we’d get flooded with pictures of our little readers making a difference but we weren’t. It’s a busy time of year and even if you are too busy to grab your camera and snap a picture I hope these posts inspire you to find that extra dollar in your pocket for the red kettle or extra box of mac and cheese to pop in the food bank box at the market. Check out some of the good deeds No Time For Flash Card readers have done.

Eryn’s daughter ( pictured above) gave her own allowance money to the Salvation Army.

Sharon’s children put together shoeboxes for  Operation Christmas Child . This is what she said about the experience ” My son was really excited to give his little boy airplanes and trains because those are his favorite. The kids colored a picture to send along with the box, so it was a little more personal for them. We love doing this every year.”

Lauren made cookies and cakes with her kids to say thanks for her community workers and all they do. They delivered the treats to police and fire stations as well as waiting at the door to present cookies to their mail carrier!

Here is my little man dropping off toys for tots.  I was particularly proud of him giving away ( his idea)  2 toys he got for his 4th birthday that he already had.

Other acts of giving that were shared with us without pictures were : donating winter coats , church toy drives, making meals for a grieving family, many many Salvation army kettle contributions, giving new socks to a homeless man and multiple food bank donations.

Thank you to everyone who did something for someone else this week.

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