Monday, March 7, 2011

Birthday Donation

This year we chose to collect donations for our local DHR at Will's birthday party.  The DHR expressed that they were in need of something small that they could give to children when they came through their office.  Due to a recent fire, their department is currently being housed in a smaller space so they needed something that could easily be stored.  After some discussion, we came up with collecting books, coloring books, and crayons. This was something they could store in a small space and it was a small gift they could easily give to each child.   It seems so simple but many of these kids are taken from their homes and literally have nothing.  To have a book or coloring book to call their own probably means the world to them.  It breaks my heart to think of these children and the extremely sad situations that their families find themselves in.

Our family and friends went above and beyond!  I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.  All Clay and I had to do was ask them to help out the DHR and they did without hesitation.

The gift table at Will's Party.

Here is what we collected with the help of our family and friends:
--65 Books
--87 Large Coloring Books
--24 Small Activity/Sticker Books
--4 packs of colored pencils
--6 packs of pens/pencils
--2 packs of markers
--69 boxes of crayons



Coloring/Activity Books

We packed up all the items and we can't wait to deliver them to the DHR.

While this donation will be a tremendous help to our local DHR, I would also like to ask everyone to pray for the children who will receive these gifts.  I know that Clay and I will be praying for them.

I hope in the future that we can adequately explain all this to Will and that he will understand why we chose to make donations to charity instead of him receiving gifts.  Our family has been so blessed to see how something that seems so small to us can really impact the life of someone else.

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