Are you going crazy at this time of year, trying to wrap up projects and cross things off your “to do” list before you take a break for winter holidays? In our frenzy to get stuff done and manage the stress of the season, something gets lost.
In God’s economy, there is enough to support everyone if the wealth is shared. The prosperity of a nation is directly related to the way in which it treats the poor. Matthew 25: 34-40 clearly illuminates that treatment of the poor and the “least of these” is not to be a second hand side-show.
Take your child to a non charitable non profit organization event! Show your child that compassion extends out from the family structure by taking them to participate with you in an event that benefits strangers. I highly recommend a toy drive! Go out with your child and help collect toys for the needy! And then have both of you be present to help distribute the toys if at all possible! You and your child will make all sorts of new friends in the process in like age brackets, and your child will learn the rewards of helping others. I also recommend asking local XMAS tree lots if they distribute trees they haven’t sold to the needy on their last day of business, and ask them if you and your child could help in their operation.
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What won we over personally, was that this version still was able to provoke the same amount of intense emotion as the original, but from a different perspective.
When you send out an email blast or a direct mailing, people will have generally one of two reactions. The first is, ah, another piece of junk mail / spam. The second is, oh, here is some personal correspondence from that nice person I got the service from last time. People will generally be inclined to read your pitch if they trust you and know you.
Of course, not all books for kids are quite the same. In our charity, we try to bring a good mix of the old and the new. There are some really good books for kids being written right now, and I am quite sure that they will be around for many years to come, but some of the other ones will probably fade away soon. That is why it is so important to bring classic books for kids into the lives of children, as well as the new ones.