Wow ! This week I have had submissions from kids all over and I was so touched to see the variety in the ways our kids have shown how they care. Today though all the featured kids have one thing in common, they are all helping with letters and cards. I hope one of our featured acts of giving will give you and your children an idea for how you can serve, help and give back to those in your community.
If you are close to a Macy’s they have a Believe campaign where for every stamped letter to Santa they receive they will donate $1 to Make-a-Wish up to $1 million dollars. Plus it’s a great way to get reluctant writers like my son ( above) writing!
Candace’s children made cards for the homeless while the big kids assembled hygiene kits and the adults they were with cooked them a Thanksgiving dinner.
Bea’s daughters show you are never to little to help and were no doubt the talk of the senior center where they sorted and delivered mail to the elderly residents. What a wonderful year round way to brighten some old folk’s day as well as be a real helper.
Sara’s kids took time our of their day to get crafty and make cards to send to soldiers serving their country. I love the combination of art and giving! If you want to write to a soldier check out Holiday Mail For Heroes
I want to share pictures of your kids making a difference. Send them to me with the subject as”Giving” and you just might see a face you recognize next week!
I would love to upload the picture of Ashley putting her letter in the Macy’s Believe mailbox. Can I email it to you. In our town their is a little girl in first grade with a terminal tumor and the wish foundation was able to send her and her entire family to disney. I explain to my almost 4yr old daughter that by writing Santa a letter and delivering it in this big special red mailbox it can help many sick children like the little girl in our town. Her answer to me was “Mommy we must tell everyone we know to write alot of letters until their hands can’t anymore. We need to help all the sick children feel better.” I wanted to tear up. I wish it was that simple.
So to everyone out there if you can write a letter and deliver it to your local Macy’s, it can make a difference. We are seeing it with our own eyes.
Wishing you all a wonderful and safe holiday season.
Wow – thank you for sharing. I would love to share the picture you can email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org