Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Giving Jar


Every year we stuff stockings for kids who are homeless. We save up money throughout the year in each of our moonjars http://www.moonjar.com/ -a mini bank, with seperate sections for saving, sharing, and spending. At the end of the year, in December, we contribute what we have in our sharing jars to our family "Giving Jar". This year we saved up 131 dollars; just enough to spend about 30 dollars each for 4 kids. Each kid in our family stuffs a stocking for a girl or boy our age. We go to Target, and pick out things for our girl or boy, such as: mini toothpaste & toothbrush, a book, a T-shirt, pens & a pad of drawing paper, a toy, a game, chapstick, and any other items that we'd like to add in.
Once we've put all the goodies in the stockings, we tag them and take them to the Long Beach Rescue Mission http://www.lbrescuemission.org/ It feels good to give to people who might not have much, and it's fun to pick everything out for "our kid".
Happy Holidays!!
Posted by Carly

2 comments:

LBRM CEO said...

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and giving hearts. Some children are a bit happier this Christmas because you gave of yourselves. We at the Mission appreciate your sacrifice and prayers for the least of those among us. May God bless you throughout the year.

Deb'n'Tay said...

Hi, this is Deb Dalton, Taylor Dalton's Mom. Taylor is Micayla's penpal in England. My aunt Jess (your Grandma Stone) sent me the details about your blog - I absolutely LOVE IT !! I loved the U-tube recital by Carly and also the one about imagination. You all seem very happy, very talented and very creative. I hope you all had a great Christmas and a we wish you all the best for 2009. Hopefully we will all get to meet sometime in the next few years, that would be great...
Anyway, much love to all, and to my cousin Simon and to Kari.
From Deb'n'Tay XXX