Nurturing The Gift of Giving with Children

December 15, 2010

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In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35

Food banks across America are reporting record numbers of people in need of food. As you shop for you own family during the Christmas Holidays, give the gift of food.

The children at our preschool are collecting food to help reline the shelves of our local food bank. Collecting food is a year round project for the school. We have a little food bank wagon available to the children and their families throughout the year for donations. The school has also  organized a little food drive in conjunction with the Christmas Program.  These little hands are learning about the gift of giving.

Looking for a way to give or get involved? Here are a few links you might like to research:

Feeding America: Includes a local food bank finder.

Fight Hunger Campaign: Includes a local food bank finder, information on local food drives and ways to get involved and donate.

Charity Navigator: Independent charity evaluator, working to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 of America’s largest charities. You can research local food banks in your area.

* We are not endorsing any charities. We hope these links will be a starting place for you own research and giving.

What is your favorite Charity to give to during the Christmas Holidays?

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maryanne December 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I love to give warm clothes to clothing charities and food to food pantries during the Christmas season – both are so desperately needed this time of year!

Natalie December 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm

We are giving to Second Harvest and to local shelter. We also give to Unicef, because we feel that children in the rest of the world need even more help than children here in US.

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