Friday inspiration for our children – particularly apt as it is in this month that we tend to focus that extra bit on giving and charity!
I love, love, love this idea! We always struggle with what to do when we see someone on the streets – we don’t always want to give money because we don’t know what they will do with it, and food is also tricky…but this is perfect!
“This is what me and my daughter have started doing….We are keeping a “Blessing bag” in our car in case we find someone in need. You can make these up with items from the Dollar Tree such as gloves, thermal socks, beef sticks, crackers, candy bars, toothpaste, toothbrush, wipes, deodorant, snacks and other items that may help someone who is homeless or in a bad way. It is just a thoughtful, inspiring thing to do. This is something we are going to start doing from now on. Thank you to the ones that did this long before us, for being such a giving, loving, caring person! Random acts of kindness take very little to change the life of just one person.”
Photo Courtesy of Amy verder
Just WOW. The lessons being learnt!
“How did you spend your eighth birthday? The day likely didn’t involve leaving winter coats out for the homeless to protect themselves against the cold weather. CBC reports Tara Smith-Atkins, a resident of Nova Scotia mobilized her daughter and young friends to do just that.
Smith-Atkins requested donations from her local community of the course of a few weeks. Then, for her daughter’s birthday, she took a party of parents and kids to Halifax where they wrapped coats around lamp poles, street signs and trees.”
Just one person can make SUCH a difference…
How inspirational is this 9 year old?! Perhaps a good way to start discussing ideas of what we as families can do to help too…
A great example for our kids to keep in mind, following the greater example of our Prophet and his family of course!
“This story is indeed a great lesson for us all and highlights the best way of winning people’s hearts – good character. The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) also won people over with his good character and many people went onto embrace Islam because of that.”
Just yesterday, Confessions of a Muslim MOMma-holic wrote a very apt post on how doing Community Service with children is a great way to develop our children’s characters and being…
A few week prior, this amazing day took place! People in London got involved in making and distributing over 1000 sandwiches to the homeless!
Check out the video here 🙂
P.S. If you are looking for ideas to get children involved in giving, check out our series on Fundraising and Charity with children – there are LOADS of ideas on there…especially with Ramadhan, the month of giving around the corner, might be a good start to getting ideas flowing! Here is the link: http://buzzideazz.com/?s=fundraising
Okay so I think I don’t want to wait until Friday… there are too many awesome vids out there!
I originally saw this as an Asian version, but interestingly enough, the results were the same…watch to find out what I mean!
Reminds me of our Prophet and his family, who would give so generously while having so little. The story of Bibi Fatima and her family giving away their food for three days in a row despite fasting and having so little themselves comes to mind in particular… here is a link with the story in case anyone wants to share with their kids: http://www.al-islam.org/gallery/kids/Books/istories/20.htm