Aug 13, 2007

For the past couple of years, as a family we’ve donated school supplies to needy children, because we all know how expensive it can be, and we live in an area with a high percentage of poverty. Last year, the kids filled these bags with general student supplies and gave them to our local school for distribution.school-supplies.jpg

The kids enjoyed this project so much, that we decided to do it again this year. But this time the school had a particular family in mind, so they could give us specific grade level and gender information (while keeping it confidential.) We printed the school supplies lists provided by the school and embarked on a Wal-Mart spree, knowing exactly what was needed for each child.

The kids pooled their money to sponsor one of the four children, and we covered the rest. They never questioned the idea to sponsor the family. They took ownership from the very beginning.

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After we filled the school shopping list and carted all the supplies to our car, I asked the kids how they felt about what we did.

They both agreed immediately: “Really good.”

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