It may seem a little early to be thinking about donating gloves and hats, but trust me – it’s better to be on the front end of these things because once the weather hits it’s harder to be proactive about what needs to be done! In our case, getting ready for winter usually just means hauling out the box of winter gear we put away last March, but for many kids getting ready for winter means preparing to just be cold.
We have developed big hearts for hurting kids in our city since moving here about 16 months ago and want to be part of the solution, even if it just means helping a few. We love that partnering with Champions for Kids means we’re part of something much bigger going on all over the country!
I landed on the idea of making winter care kits for kids in need and went to Walmart yesterday for supplies. I snagged enough tote bags, hats, gloves, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, and Dial soap bars to make 8 care kits:
I picked up a few other things too, for another donation project going on at Veritas Classical Academy right now. You can see my whole experience from going to Walmart to assembling the care kits in this Google+ photo album right here.
After I got home I pulled everything for the care kits out and put them on the couch:
And here’s a closer look of exactly we put in each kit:
I’m planning to display a bag at church on Sunday and ask folks to either make their own versions of them to donate or sponsor a bag for $6.50 each. I’d love to get 25-50 more bags/donations to create more bags to take to Novo Ministries next week for them to distribute to kids as needed throughout the winter. I love how Novo is making a difference in our very city, one child at at time. I love helping them out every single time I can.
I’d love for you to help. Are you in the Oklahoma City area? If you’d like to assemble care kits to add to our stash here, I’m happy to come collect them from you or meet you somewhere! Send me an email at halfpinthouse at gmail.com so we can connect there.
Do you live somewhere else? No problem! Find a group that helps kids in your own community and get involved there! Be sure to share your story with Champions for Kids when you do – they are keeping track of how many kids are helped with all of these projects!
For more information about this and other simple service projects check out the following links:
- Champions for Kids
- Champions for Kids Twitter Handle
- Champions for Kids Facebook
- Dial on Facebook
- Dial on Twitter
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