There are so many of you individuals out there doing charitable things however big or small over the Christmas and New Year period. It is so nice and warming when it comes from the heart. From fundraising, to giving support to others and giving something back to the community.
Lucy At Home has written “The ultimate list of kids charity work opportunities”. Wow! This is like the bible. Lucy has listed out 40 things of what kids can do to help and make the world a better place. One of my favourite from the list is #14. Reverse advent calendar (choose 1 thing to donate for each day of advent). Do check out her post. A great list teaching kids empathy, compassion, and boosting self-esteem. It is a must read!
Giving back to something that touches your heart really does mean a lot. The Mini Malpi explains how they discovered The Lincolnshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group, that had just started a new scheme called “Harrison’s Hampers”. This hamper is rather special. It is a hamper to give out at maternity units, a gift to new parents to help with their stay at the hospital, when the time is right this would be more immediate and uplifting at a time when they may need it most.
LDSSG trustee and secretary Emma Hall are on the lookout for even more ideas for content within lovely Lincolnshire, so do please get in touch with LDSSG if you know of a local business that could donate items or you think would like to be involved. The hampers have been extremely well received by the whole family. It’s great to be able to give something positive and informative at what can be an emotional time.
Now then, let’s hear it for Bread from Queer Little Family! She has already fundraised £95 for her local Children’s Hospital, Bronglais in Wales and she doesn’t stop there – she will also be doing the New Year’s Sea Dip For Parkinson’s UK! This is for her Father, who has Parkinson’s disease. Caused by the loss of nerves cells in the brain, leading to a reduction in dopamine, the substance that plays an important part in regulating the movement of your body. There is no cure and there isn’t even a solid idea as to what the cause is. There are also psychological symptoms like depression, sleep problems and memory loss. Around 127,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. We wish Bread our best wishes for her freezing swim which took place on New Year’s Day. I’m super positive that her Father will be very proud of her. To donate for her cause, please hop over to her blog.
I like to end this post with “What my kids did for Christmas that made me cry.” post written by Rainbows Are Too Beautiful. This is such a beautiful post and has moved me to tears. It is about her children realising that they live a world apart from those who are less fortunate and they go on a journey trying to help those by gifting. Through their conversations between her autistic children, this has a profounding impact on their awareness which brings out their most big and generous hearts. It is so very thoughtful of them to wanting to gift such useful things for those that are less fortunate. What a heart warming story this is. Please do have a read on her blog and prepare some tissues.
Thank you again for joining us. I love reading your goodwill and charity posts and always wanting to know how you’d change and inspire others to change the world for the better.
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Until next time!