Thursday, February 2, 2012

Looking to help others? Here is your chance...

A couple of weeks ago I talked about this idea...and how excited I was to get the ball rolling. Well, I am thrilled to finally announce the event. SO, without further ado, I would like to tell you all about "Show Somebunny You Love Them..." a kid friendly service event. My mom's group and the Little Warrior Organization (to read more about the Little Warrior Organization, click here) have joined together to host this awesome two-part event.

First, we are going to be collecting donations for The Hope Center. The Hope Center is a local organization that aims to prevent homelessness.  The items we are collecting include:  Kleenex, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, gloves, bibles, children's books, etc. For a complete list of items, please click here.  Our hope is that these items will help warm the minds, bodies and souls of those who access the Hope Center this upcoming Easter season. Items can be dropped off locally at Ascension Lutheran Church located at 1415 Dopp Street, Waukesha, WI OR mailed to the Little Warriors Organization:  W233N6089 Lilac Drive, Sussex, WI 53089. Items are being collected from February 1st- March 21st. This event is a great way to talk with your children about helping others.  Talk to them about what it means to be homeless. Answer their questions, even though they may be difficult. Let them pick out the toothbrushes or books. SHOW them what it means to help others. Often times we talk with our kids about helping others but do we really act upon that?

Then, on Saturday, March 24th from 1:00-5:00 children of all ages and their families are invited to meet at Ascension Lutheran Church to create and decorate Easter bags. Once the bag is designed, the children will be filling their bags with the donated items. After all the bags are decorated and filled, we will be dropping them off at the Hope Center.  If you are interested in attending, pre-registration is recommended so that we can plan ahead and know roughly how many people to expect. However, walk-ins are certainly more than welcome. If you would like to pre-register for the event, click here.

We can't save the world and we can't prevent homelessness. BUT we can help and every. little. bit. counts. Please consider donating and then join us on March 24th!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave a comment. I would be happy to answer any and all questions. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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