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Sep 14 2012

101 things: Charity #69-72

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Last week I posted on the 12 Random Acts of Kindness, ideas that I would like to do for my Charity work. Here are the rest of the ideas I’d like to complete by the end of the 1001 days.

69. Do Operation Christmas Child Shoe boxes every year.(0/3) I have been doing this for the last two years and love it. I’m hoping to inspire others in the giving of gifts and hope to under-privileged children in poor countries. Even though we struggle in America with high unemployment, we are in the top 2% richest of the world, and we are so privileged to have the things we have. We can now bless others through Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Each January I make a list of everything I want to put in the boxes and then every month I purchase the items. Then in November I pack them up and drop them off at a drop point and it gets shipped to where ever the need is. I also like to get their tracking code to see where it ends up. Most of the items I can pick up at the dollar store and I save up money for the shipping cost-which isn’t very much.

70. Make up need bags for the homeless.
From randomactsofkindness.org.
“There are so many everyday accessories and toiletries we take for granted – toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant.
Imagine how you would feel if you didn’t have access to these small things. Well, many people in your community can’t afford these things. By donating even the smallest items to those who don’t have them, you’ll be providing someone with a greater sense of self-worth. Simple accessories you may take for granted could be greatly appreciated by those who are less fortunate. Maybe your support will open a door that will give that person a change to get a job or give them a fresh start to a new life.
Step It Up
Pack toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, snacks, gloves and warm socks in backpacks and hand them out to the homeless in your city.”

71. Volunteer once a week for a month at place determined in future.
I haven’t figured out a place yet but I remember a place from when my mom took our Camp Fire Girls and Boys to donate items to a place that housed women and children who had been homeless. I am going to see if that place is there or maybe volunteer at a place like that.

72. Help out a new mom.
I remember how blessed I was by my sister coming to stay with us during the time after my children were born. And I know how hard it felt when adding a new blessing to the family along with the fact that well you just birthed a baby either vaginally or by c-section. So I would love to help out a new mom. I’ll start looking for a mom to help out at my wonderful church. I don’t know how much I would help out maybe just once, maybe a few times a week. Just however God leads. New moms need help with food, cleaning, even time to just take a shower.
How you can help: Contact a church, woman’s shelter, or your friends. Ask the new mom what she needs help with and help out. But remember to not inconvenience her. Bring your own meal, show up when suggested, don’t be sick-don’t want to risk the little one getting ill.

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