One value that we hope to instill in our kids is one of generosity.
One way that we’ve tangible lived this out in our family is by collecting our spare change to provided water filters. These filters allow others to have clean water. One thing we’ve learned…often we underestimate our children’s abilities to understand injustice and their desire to help.
Our hope as parents is that we not only talk about being generous, but live it out in our day to day life. We hope to show our kids that life is more than just about our little family. Each day we choose if we’re going to bring light or darkness to the world.
I’m partnering with 200 bloggers and Blog Frog in a campaign for Operation Christmas Child, a non-profit organization that has inspired millions to pack Christmas shoe-box gifts for children in developing countries around the world.
Here’s how we got involved this week:
We found an empty shoe box in our house and wrapped it up Christmas-style. I headed upstairs to our gift stockpile from Target toy clearance finds and pulled out a few items. Then I headed to our bathroom supply stockpile to grab some toothpaste and a bar of kid’s soap. I also grabbed a couple stockpiled school supplies.
I also picked up a fun pack of pencils and a pencil box in Spot’s Corner at Target. I have a few more items to add before the box is complete…notebook/coloring book, pencil sharpener and a toothbrush.
Next week Nov. 12-19, 2012., the boys and I will head to the closet drop-off location to drop off our box.
I encourage you to put a box together with our kids and allow it to open up a conversation about the world around you.
This holiday season build a box with your family to teach kindness, compassion, and generosity.
BlogFrog will match the first 200 boxes that are built. Pledge your commitment below to build a box today on Facebook or Twitter!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. The opinions and text are all mine.