Monday, November 4, 2013


It's that time of year again.  Time to be thinking of what charity project to contribute to.  It's easy to just give some money, but do you ever get really involved?  There are some ideas that I would love to carry out if we had the finances available.  I hope to do those in the future.  And yes, it involves travel.


But for now I like to get the children involved.  I like to have them think about the fact that other kids in this world do not have it as good as they do.  So this year we chose to send Christmas boxes to some children in Mexico.  We are sending them through a missionary family we know about.  Their website is  We decided to send 12 boxes (actually we'll send the goodies in some reusable tote bags so they'll be easier to send).  We are getting excited thinking of all the things we could put in there.  It's amazing how just the smallest gesture can mean so much to a little heart.

So what will you do this year?

There are many ways to give, here are just a few:

And of course I'm sure there are local things in your area; local food pantries, Salvation Army, organizations that give gifts to poor children, homeless shelters.  Look around and you'll find something.  One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is your time.  Taking time to help another human being is priceless.

What will you give?

Until next time...