We packed 1 girl box and 1 boy box for children the same ages as Little Miss and E.
Little Miss helped me with most of the shopping while E was at school.
E made a card to put in the box for the boy.
We definitely plan on doing this again next year. What a simple way to make a difference.
This year there was a 40% increase from 2009 of shoe boxes shipped from RI and nearby MA ...EXCITING STUFF!
Before we started this project, I watched the video with Little Miss and E. I think it is important to expose kids to the whole picture. I think they are sheltered from the reality of life around them sometimes. They tend to take life for granted and not truly understand what they have. It's so hard to teach children the value of what they have. How many times have we picked up crayons, paper, dolls, cars and other toys off the floor or asked them to clean up their messes? I have a feeling there will not be anyone asking the children in Sudan to pick up the contents of their Shoe Boxes off the ground.....and hopefully, someday, I will not have to ask my children to pick up their crayons either.
“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more”
(Love that quote!!!!)