Yesterday schools were closed and my Mom came over to do a community service project with my kids. The objective is to fill a shoebox with goodies for an underpriviliged child. My youngest daughter and mom went to the dollar store to pick up some fun things. I knew that we had some things around the house as well so I decided to get involved in that action. The amount of joy I got finding brand new, nice things that someone else would appreciate was amazing. You really get into it.
They made three boxes and I was so excited to contribute to some of them. We had some clothes with tags still on them that were for an older child. A few little girls purses with tags still on. A new shirt and skirt, a MAC cosmetic case, some Incoco nail polish adhesives (liquids weren't allowed), a ring, 2 pairs of earrings, candy, and some other personal items. Woo hoo. These are things that I would have kept but goodness if haven't used them by now I think they deserve a better home.
It is so fun to give and the girls really enjoyed it too.