Santa’s Shoebox 2011 & teaching kids generosity

Just to close the loop on the Santa’s Shoebox Project…

We went to drop off our 3 boxes (plus 2 from my colleague) on Saturday.

I found the whole thing extremely well organised.

There was a guy at the gate who suggested we quickly park and workers there would collect our boxes but I said, “no!!!! I want the whole experience. The children want to hand over their boxes personally, but thanks for offering”.

Turns out all my preparation didn’t change their personalities 🙂 as Kendra HOWLED when we tried to get her to hand over her box but Connor happily handed over all the boxes.

Dion with my colleague’s boxes
The lady giving my kids stickers – they loved it
those are our 3 boxes
And so ends Santa’s Shoebox 2011.
We will definitely participate every year from now onwards.
Not only is it for a very worthy cause but more important to me, it’s teaching our kids gratitude for all the things they are blessed to have and that they need to have a spirit of generosity.
When they’re a little older, I’ll also explain to them about their “brother”, a World Vision child that we sponsor.
How do you teach your kids to have a giving heart?

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  1. This is such a great experience! Love it!!
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  2. So cute.

    Its my second year doing this and my 3rd year organising a Christmas Party for a childrens home – I LOVE IT! And my kids are involved in the preparations etc and learn what it is all about. This is the 1st year they will actually attend though which I am really excited about!

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