Over the years I have been asked numerous times why I stockpile. I always say the same reason, to help my family save money. Well yesterday a new reason came about. One of my best friends has a co-worker who is having a rough time this year. She does not have the money to give her kids a Christmas meal let alone a special Christmas. Because of this, the father was threatening to take them from her so the kids wouldn't do without. When I got the email from my friend to help her co-worker, I jumped right on it. Not only would I be able to help out but I would also be able to teach my kids a valuable lesson in giving.
We started in by going through our toy stockpile. This is where I keep toys on hand to use as gifts for birthday parties. Next we hit up the craft room and filled a bag with crayons, pencils, construction paper and much more. We also gave a bag of food and toiletries. The kids got so excited that they wanted to start giving away their own toys. I loved seeing how willing they were to help out other kids in need.
While I don't know this family and will probably never meet them, it is nice knowing that I was able to help them out a little. Everyone deserves to have a special Christmas.