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Disclosure: Below is information that was provided to me about the SIMPLEGiving program. I chose to participate on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
Did you know that 16 million American children live in poverty? Many of these kids don’t have reliable access to the nutritious snacks that help them thrive and succeed both academically and socially.
I’d like to take a minute to thank everyone who helped us make our donation to Kiss FM’s Stuff a Bus and Burgh Baby’s Christmas Crazy 2013 possible. Stuff-a-Bus brought in 42 buses worth of toys in total. Christmas Crazy hit over $5,000 worth of toys given to The Center for Victims and Alle-Kiski HOPE Center. Much love to the amazing people of Pittsburgh (I am in tears writing this!).
Just yesterday I complained on my personal Twitter account that I wished I could do more at Christmastime. We give a lot here in the ‘lil Burghers family; however, I never feel like it is enough. And truth be told, it never will be. That’s because there is always going to be someone out there who has less than they need to make the holidays bright.
To help promote a Holiday Gift Drive for CHS, I’ve been asked to blog to the prompt, “What is the nicest thing that someone has done for you during the holidays?”.
To be honest, at first I thought that finding just one thing that was the nicest would be pretty tough. As a Pastor’s Kid, there were always nice things happening, not only for us (Christmas magic, indeed) but by us (even if we didn’t have it, we gave it). Even with all the Holiday Goodness I’ve witnessed in my 30 Holiday seasons, one thing does stand out.
My friend Tiffany is doing something incredible for her 35th birthday, she’s engaging in random acts of kindness every day for the next 35 days leading up to her birthday. (You definitely should read about it on her blog and follow along on Twitter with #35DayProject–go along with it for bonus points!)
Tonight we were taking some photos to send over to The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project for a special video montage. Arianna asked if her tote bag was a super hero cape.
Well, let me think about that one.
If super heroes come up with amazing ideas to begin a Project that helps our neighbors carry food from the pantry to the bus to home using reusable grocery tote bags, then yes, it is a super hero cape (and has been evidenced at PodCamp!)
Today, I am thankful for people (yes, ourselves included) who raise givers. There are so many people in this world who take, take, take and are selfish. I hope that our kids are different.
This weekend, the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will be hosting a tote/food drive at the premiere of “Brave” in the South Side. If you are a Burgher and can make it out, you definitely should. The ‘lil Burghers just might even be there (we’re still working out details).
A long time ago, I was a first grader and I met the person who would be my best friend forever. No, this isn’t some story of silly elementary school friendship, this is a real life, forever and ever story. Wendy and I met at Pinecreek Elementary school, playing on the playground in muddy puddles. We had that one lone year together as children, then renewed our friendship when I moved back in tenth grade. Our time together was again short, but Wendy was a woman who will always live on through me, through my children, and hopefully through their children.