I cannot believe it’s already May! What happened to the school year!?
I have something special planned for the May challenge. As you know, I am a supporter of Foster Kids Charity. This charity creates special packs for children who have been taken from their homes by CPS, who often have only the clothes on their back. They also create and distribute snack bags for kids who end up spending hours in the courts. Think about it – these children usually don’t have a concerned adult who is thinking about providing snacks and activities for them while they wait. Believe it or not, Foster Kids Charity distributes 1,000 of these snack bags every month to CPS in our area.
Each bag contains a snack, a drink, a little toy, and an activity of some sort. The charity also tries to include a note of encouragement. For May’s challenge, the theme will be encouragement. After taking a photo of your card, please mail it to me! I will create a snack bag for each card I receive. Don’t forget to add a message and sign your card – it will be going to a specific child! The snack bags go to children ages 2-12, so something cheery and fun would be perfect. To make mailing easier, you can pop your card into an envelope and mail it as usual. I will put it into a fresh envelope for the snack bag. Send your cards to:
P.O. Box 670126
Dallas, TX 75367
If you don’t want to enter the challenge, but you would still like to send an encouragement card, I would LOVE to have as many cards as possible. 1,000 per month is quite an undertaking for them!
I hope you’ll join me in spreading a little love and encouragement to kids who need it. For those of you outside the US, be sure to include your country – what a special treat to receive a card from far away! The challenge will start this Sunday, May 1st.
In the meantime, there are still 5 days left in the April Challenge. So many beautiful entries already!
Thank you in advance and good luck!