Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mom Dot Party Day 5

Today is Day 5... I have soooo much catching up to do on reading other people's blogs!

Here is the question for the day

Do you volunteer your time? If so, please tell us where. What do you do to teach your children the true meaning of the holidays?

My kids and I like to adopt a kid every holiday season. Usually through work we will adopt a family and then everyone will get together one item for a member therefore we can spread it all around.

Last year we got a 12 year old girl and bought her a beautiful white coat. It was the "in style" kind with fur around the hood and totally chic looking. It was nice for the family to wrap it and give it away knowing it will get to a family who really needs it!

13 comments:

MMJ said...

How nice of your family!!

Staci said...

We do something similar, I'm sure they really appreciated what you did for them.

Cathy said...

That is a really great way to spread the true meaning of Christmas!

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

That coat sounds beautiful. I'm sure the girl loved it.

Natalie said...

That is what I am wanting to do this year!

Stephanie said...

I love your heart!

Tena said...

I bet you all made that little girls year! Very sweet of you

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

I've never heard of that, I'll look into it! Thanks! Here's My Day 5! I put Mr. Linky up, come get your link love!

Tracye said...

what a generous thing to do!

Joanne said...

That is so great.

SavvySuzie said...

Great idea! We do Angel Tree every year, it's similar...we "adopt" one child whose parent is in prison, and get them something on their wish list.

Abby said...

That's so fun and so nice that you put so much thought into the gifts you give!

Momstart said...

that is a great thing to do