This past Thanksgiving at the Casa de Blog, the Bossy extended family thought they’d try something different. Weeks beforehand, they had secured a catalogue from World Vision, which, among other ways to donate, allows you to purchase useful things such as goats and wells for families living in impoverished places like Haiti.
The cousins got excited looking at these possibilities, and so they committed to doing more chores around the house, and they vowed to save their allowance and chore money so they could combine it into a big pile to purchase something from the catalogue’s pages.
This wasn’t a project for the adults, so they were only allowed to contribute small amounts, like saved change. It was about showing kids that even coins, when pooled, could make a difference.
Fast forward to Thanksgiving Day, when all the money stored in an assortment of vessels was dumped on the coffee table and sorted and counted. The total amount raised was $68.23!
Next they poured over the catalogue to determine how to spend their loot:
In the end, they purchased chickens and mosquito netting, and as they looked on, the check was signed and sealed in an envelope. It was a great thing, and maybe a good idea to incorporate into your Christmas and Hanukkah gift exchange?