Can't believe a whole week has flown by and another Thursday is here! Maybe it is harder to believe that I have not blogged in a whole week after blogging every day for a month!
Anyway...this week I am thankful for organizations like Toys for Tots. Last weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a service project helping prepare gift bags for needy children. To be honest, I did not know too much about the organization, but what better way to learn more about it - than spend a morning doing service for them! I met some really great people, learned more about the organization Volunteer Fairfax, and most importantly learned about Toys for Tots goal (which I love)...
The primary goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots Program: i.e. – to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
What's not to love... an organization that helps to make a happy Christmas for those children who may otherwise have not received anything. I know, I know... the holidays are not all about the toys, but for some kids this may be all that they have...
I did learn that there are MANY generous people out there. A lot of the donations that we unpacked and sorted were for children ages 0-11...not too many things for the teenage children. I guess we forget that teenagers appreciate fun things too. So..if you are thinking about making a donation this holiday season, consider donating something for a teen boy or girl and give to Toys for Tots.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder