We’ve been learning just how contagious caring is! As we’ve cared and gotten involved, our children and friends’ children have become passionate about helping bring new life to those in South Sudan. Not surprisingly, our kids have been most interested in knowing and helping little Sudanese children.
We want to nurture and harness such a passion for caring. Children who care usually grow up to become caring and compassionate adults. This said, our Little Sisters for Sisters program encourages girls (boys too, if they’re interested!) to get involved and take helpful actions of their own.
As you might imagine, these ‘take action’ options are also plentiful. Efforts like bake sakes, coin drives, school rallies, basketball ‘hoop shoots’, etc., can raise money. But even more, these acts of caring and then sharing help empower our children to live and love at their best. Successfully planning and completing a project or event helps kids realize that when confronted with injustice and suffering, they aren’t incapable of helping and making a difference. They learn that what they do – or don’t do – can greatly matter.
Please do encourage your little girl or other girls to care and to offer their efforts and voices for their little sisters in South Sudan. Check out Kid’s Eat Well for more creative and age-appropriate ideas, and see their pdf file Twenty ways to raise funds without candy.