Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Children's Giving Spirits

Each year the girls eagerly look forward to filling box of goodies for Operation Christmas Child (OCC).

According to the OCC website, "Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes."

The girls went to Target and I helped them purchase items to fill two shoe boxes - one for each girl. Once they were at home, they sorted through the items and divided them according to which box they were going to go into.

Sophia and Olivia were so happy to be able to assemble the boxes this year. It is one way that they can give and make a difference in the lives of children who may not otherwise have gifts this Christmas.

Community service is a hands-on activity that I enjoy integrating into homeschooling. It is a simple way for the girls to share their gifts or time with others.

As the girls get older, it is so inspiring to watch their giving spirits develop and continue to impact people locally and throughout the world.

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