Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

Coupon Clipping for Charity

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

I’m not sure what a child’s fascination is with scissors, but give my kids a pair and they will proceed to make an extreme mess of tiny bits of any paper type product they can get their hands on.

So when we found the Overseas Coupon Program where we can clip coupons and send them to our military bases overseas to help our troops save money, they kids were thrilled.

Now they have a ‘good deed’ project to keep them busy on rainy days helping those who serve our country so bravely.  Plus, they will be practicing their math skills (don’t tell them), when tallying up how much coupon savings we are sending.

They accept coupons that are up to a few months expired and the coupons simply need to be cut and sorted into ‘food’ and ‘non-food’ categories then you choose an overseas military base and send them in the mail.   All the directions are here.

We’re going to start this today!

Do a Good Deed Each Day.

Friday, April 17th, 2009
Ever since the twins were little we’ve tried to instill in them a sense of helping others, but honestly, I don’t think we do enough. 
I wanted to do something that would get the kids thinking of others each day, not just once in a while when we volunteer somewhere.
We decided that we should try to do at least one good deed per day.  Each day the kids will think of something nice to do for someone.  We’re starting simple, with things we can do for family, friends and neighbors.
Yesterday they took some jam over to our 91 year old neighbor. 
Today they wrote a note and drew a picture for their great grandparents.
 
And when we run out of ideas we found some great places for inspiration.

 

One Good Deed Per Day

 

365 Day of Goodness

 

and Charitable Deeds which lists out the deed, the time it takes, why you should bother doing something nice and how it’s worth it.
 
Maybe we’ll start a new page on the blog just for their good deeds. 
Then they can post what they did each day and maybe they’ll inspire some other kids to do good and share their stories too.

Making a difference.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

The One Dollar Give

I was rummaging around the web today in between phonics and math lessons because that’s about all I can do on the computer when the twins are nearby.  They have a tendency to chatter and question and just generally keep my brain from functioning properly.

But it was a good thing because I found this really super site, one dollar give, about giving a dollar a day to charity through the month of December.  What a wonderful idea, since that is what Christmas should be all about, giving.  They will highlight a different charity each day and if you choose you can give one dollar to that charity. 

With lots of people each giving just a dollar imagine the difference we can make.

Kids and Dogs

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

 

Being a mom I always enjoy reading stories about normal kids who do really neat or amazing things. I especially like to read about kids who are kind and thoughtful beyond their years.  Children that strive to help the needy and do for others even though there’s lots of other fun kid things to do.  Add that to my love of animals and you’ll see why I love the group DAWGS of Dalhart, Texas. 

 

The Dalhart Animal Wellness Group was started by an elementary school teacher and her students when they asked why dogs had to be killed, and what they could do about it.   Their story, and that of their dedicated teacher, Diane Trull is quite inspirational.  It shows how everyone, including children can make a big impact on the world around us.

 

 And if you’d like to make a difference for DAWGS and help the Kids do such a wonderful thing for Homeless Dogs, you can do it for free! 

 

Just visit Care2’s Favorite Animal Shelter Contest and vote for DAWGS and you can help them win $10,000.