It doesn't have to be expensive I take him to Walmart and even the dollar store and he picks out things to put in his shoe box. When we get home we decorate the box and pack it, and I explain to him that this box we filled with goodies is going to go to a child with out a lot of things. A child that really needs are help because not everybody is as lucky as we are.
Its become a yearly tradition every year on national collection week November 14- 21 we do this. Then we go drop it off with our $7 shipping fee at a drop off location.
My son always enjoys doing this he feels like hes doing something very worth while (which he is!) and I believe its a very valuable lesson to teach our children not to forget the season of giving and helping others.
|Jacob and his letter of thanks from 2010|
Why don't you try it with your kids this year?