Sunday, December 11, 2011

Project Share and Care

Katie from Minivan Diva and I got together last Friday to put the packages together for the Project Share and Care.  We gathered our supplies {all purchased from the dollar store} and had the kids put them together.  When my kids and I were shopping they asked for some items for themselves and I only had to explain once that we were buying things for homeless people.  They really seemed to understand what we were doing which made me quite proud.

Katie made sugar cookies for the kids to decorate and add to the bags.

Next up were home made cards by the kids.  The boys quickly turned this activity into making paper airplanes.

The day ended with a spectacular sunset that we all stayed to enjoy.  For a while the sky looked like it was on fire.

A special thank you to Katie for suggesting this selfless activity.  We had such a great time and are so grateful for your friendship!


  1. That is such a wonderful thing to do! This was on my mind today when I saw some homeless people who had no blankets. I have been thinking of trying to get people together so we can either make or buy some.

  2. What a great way to teach your children about serving the needy. Now you have me to how you got the gifts to the intended recepients?
    That sky is something else!!!

  3. What a great thing to do..and with your kids! I'm new to your blog and I can't wait to read more!

  4. You're blessed to have Katie as a real life friend! And she is blessed to have you. :0)
    What a fun project to do together, and with the kids! I have made a few blessing bags but I never thought to have my oldest daughter help me put them together. That's kind of a "duh"...what a simple way to get her involved!

  5. Thanks, Karen for joining me in the fun! Charlie gave his first bag to a man in need outside of the grocery store. It was a true joy to see him make the connection between putting the bags together and giving it away. I'm so glad we got to do the project together, my friend.

  6. How fun! I posted about blessing bags on my blog a while back. I've been wanting to do this to keep in the car in times when we are faced with someone in need. We haven't been able to financially but one day we will and my kids are going to love it. :)

  7. This is such an awesome idea to do and a great reminder about what the season is all about.

  8. I love that you do this! Ever since I turned 18 and moved out on my own I have tried to do at least one little something to help those less fortunate every year. This year i adopted an angel child through the Salvation Army and an Angel Pet through the animal shelter.

    It makes me feel good and I'd rather do things like that than get gifts!


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