When my husband was deployed, I used to love putting together care packages to send him as well as a couple additional boxes filled with goodies to give out to people who never received anything. My husband used to tell me how it made his day to hear his name on the mail call list, even if it was just a small box with a magazine or a card, he would be thrilled. His buddy was single and never received anything, so I made sure to send him a box every few weeks too, it used to make his day and he used to tell my husband how “he has an awesome wife.” Knowing that I made
their day their week put a smile on my face. It felt good to let them know that someone does care at a time when they needed it the most – deployed half way around the country away from friends and family.
When I learned about the Elmer’s Bag it Forward Champions for Kids Simple Service Project recently, I thought it would be great to shop for a back pack filled with school supplies for a child and to donate to our local church. I grew up learning to give back to the community, whether it was donating our toys or clothes that no longer fit to the local church. I do the same thing with my children and wanted to include them in choosing new school supplies. I made sure to let them know that these products were not for us, that we would be giving them to other girls and boys in our town.
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