Question of the Week: What Can We Do Now?
May 3, 2013
We know that there are so many different ways to give. And in many cases our efforts aren’t or can’t be spontaneous our impulsive. Getting involved in a movement can involve significant organization and preparation.
We know that there are so many different ways to give. And in many cases our efforts aren’t or can’t be spontaneous our impulsive. Getting involved in a movement can involve significant organization and preparation. We don’t stroke a check without considering our finances and we don’t just decide to jump on a plane to Haiti tomorrow to help build a school.
There are ways to give that require significant planning and those that do not. Both are of equal importance and it’s important that our children understand the difference and why. So while financial giving and major, planned efforts are extremely important, there are lots of things we can do right now that do not involve considering year-end recommendations from our accountant or require extreme organizations, effort or time. What does your family think?
Ponder the options with the Question of the Week! We’ll give you a few ideas to get the conversation rolling. And we’d love to hear what your family comes up with.
- Headed to the grocery store? Check out the wish list of a local shelter. Do your children realize that these basic items are not readily available to everyone? Buy a bottle of laundry detergent (or whatever) for yourself and a second for a family in need and drop it off at the shelter on your way home. (Check out these Midlands wish lists: St. Lawrence Place, The Family Shelter or Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter)
- Headed to the curb on trash day to wheel in your big green can? Perhaps you have a neighbor that could use some assistance, too.
- Does your family know someone that could use a helping hand? Perhaps someone is sick or going through a difficult time. Maybe you know someone that has a hectic schedule. Prepare two meals – one for your family and one for them.
- Bake and decorate cookies for residents of a local nursing home.