Thirty Days of Thankful and NaBloPoMo Day 29: Raising Givers

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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.

Last year, we started a tradition to ask for people to bring gifts in tote bags for birthday parties, supporting The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project.

This year, Arianna asked if she could help us get ready for our Stuff A Bus tradition and she asked people to bring gifts for Stuff a Bus instead of for her.

Both kids know of the Food Bank and the Tote Bag Project, volunteering by helping us with couponing, tote gathering, and drop offs.

They are givers, no doubt, and we are giving them a good start.


The other night, we took a Durango full of toys (almost all couponed for + Black and Gold Bucks purchased) to 96.1 Kiss FM’s Stuff a Bus and the kids were so excited. They’ve been listening all week to Bob and Mikey updating the bus count (“a bus! a bus! a bus is full!”, they yell), which is right now at 21. They were so proud to drop toys into the bus, especially a short of creepy doll that Arianna named Arianna (and she hopes a ‘lil girl will get her and put a blankey on her to keep her warm). All smiles and giggles, they kept talking about “Christmas Magic”. Below are some of the photos we took, you can see more on Flickr.

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This post is part of NaBloPoMo.

NaBloPoMo November 2012

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