Wednesday, December 1, 2010
A season of service - More giveaways - Fudge and a Button Purse
I think that an integral part of the holiday season is service. Many years our family has adopted another family, and then anonymously delivered presents, food and other items to that family. This year our budget is so tight that we had to ask for help getting presents for our children. We were blessed that the church helped us to have two toys for each of the kids, and I have been able to make a number of presents for the children from left over fleece and other fabric.
Even with all of our struggles, the kids have asked who we are adopting this year. We can't afford to do as much as we did before, but we will be taking used toys and other items in good condition to a homeless shelter in our area. There are two families in that shelter, and they have children. I am glad that we will be able to make their holidays a little brighter.
I am going to make hats for each of the children in the families, and for the younger girls, I am going to make a button purse. So, in addition to the fudge give-away, everyone who participates today will be entered in the fudge drawing, and be entered in a drawing for button purse for you or your little one.
To be entered in the button purse drawing, leave a comment telling about how you are serving in your community, and/or how you are going to get your kids involved in serving this holiday season. You can also get additional entries by sharing this on your blog, facebook, or tweeting. Anyone who donates to help us with our small mission will get an extra entry too.
If you would like to donate items that we can deliver when we take items to the homeless shelter, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are local I will arrange to pick the items up. If you live farther away, I can give you my address to mail items. From talking to the manager of the homeless shelter, they especially need warm items, personal care items (especially soap, razors, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, and deodorant), and small toy items that are easy for them to move around when they have to switch shelters.
We will be delivering the items on December 23rd, and I will do the drawing for the button purse that night, so you have lots of time to get your stories and comments posted, or get items to me. If you are local I will get you your button purse to you on December 24th. If I need to mail it, it should be there by New Year's Day!
Don't forget that each comment also counts towards the fudge giveaway....so keep telling your friends! I have decided that each time we have another 100 entries, we will add two more people who will win a fudge package. We are up to a total of 56 entries, so in the next nine days, we could easily have tons of fudge to send out, and lots of holiday spirit shared throughout the world! So, please help spread the news!!