It is almost time for the kids to go back-to-school. It is hard to believe that some children do no have the school supplies that they need to start school, but the reality is that there are too many. The kids and I purchased new Elmer's school supplies to donate to children who need them the most (see our shopping trip here) - the homeless children living in Orange County as part of their SIMPLE service project.
One of our favorite charities in Orange County is the Orange County Rescue Mission. They house many homeless children in Orange County at their various housing facilities. The kids helped me to package up the Elmer's school supplies in colorful containers for them to be delivered to the different housing facilities.
When we learned that Elmer's was working with Champions for Kids to help encourage families to donate school supplies to children in need in their communities, we were eager to participate. Champions for kids is working to help give all children the resources they need to thrive.
This morning we drove to the donation drop-off location. The kids were so excited to be able to doing something help other children living right in our community.
When we pulled in front of the Rescue Mission, they jumped right out of the car to tell them they were there to help.
While we were there the children talked with the volunteers about different ways they can help.
The kids started planning a new donation drive to help the Orange County Rescue Mission.
Has your family done anything to help give back in your community before?
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