Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Staying Warm can be VERY hard without Blankets

As you know, a major earthquake hit the Sichuan Province in China in May. This earthquake killed over 50,000 people and left man more homeless. Save the Children says that, "3 million infants, children and teens have been among the worst affected". This was a disaster of immense porportions. School buildings, orphanages and small village towns were completely destroyed along with hospitals and office buildings.

As you can imagine, recovering from a disaster that destroys EVERYTHING you own is not easy. However, if you are living at or below the poverty level. . .it becomes nearly impossible. Today, many children and families remain homeless. Many others are lfet without basic necessities. And. . .it's getting colder by the day. Winter is fast approaching with overnight temps already at freezing. Children remain without blankets.

Doesn't that just break your hearts? As you tuck your children into bed covered up with multiple blankets in a home that has heat, can you remember these children? Would you like to do something?

KidsLake's project for the rest of this year is. . .


For $10, you can provide a warm blanket for a child that needs it!

Not only can you meet a need for a precious one, but you can teach your precious ones in the process! Use this opportunity when you put your children to bed and snuggle them up, to teach them about children who do not have what they do. Teach them to pray for the children who are cold that night. Teach them to be thankful for the blankets they have. . especially during this season! Then, help them to do something!

  • Allow them to ask for a blanket for Christmas and forgo a toy in favor of supplying a child with a blankie!

  • Have a hot chocolate stand in your neighborhood to raise money!

  • Have them do chores to earn money. . .possibly making beds!

  • Forgo a fast food lunch or dinner and have pb&j at home and donate the money

Whatever you do, get creative and involve your kiddos. Help them expand their vision of our world by teaching them about the children of China. Help them be a part of the solutions!

Go now to KidsLake for more ideas on how to help your kids earn, raise or save money to buy

Blankets for China!

PS: We'll have a paypal button on this site and the kidslake site soon! Feel free to blog about this. . let's spread the word!


Vanessa said...

I'll be buying a child a blanket when you get that Pay Pal button up!!

Marcia said...

Brandi, You have such abig heart for missions.God bless you.(and I know He does) Grandma A.

Terri said...

Brandi ... how do we go about doing this? Do we wait for the pay pal button, or is there another way to donate for blankets? Sooooooo love your heart for the hurting. Thanks for keeping us up to date on the needs around the world. I love you!!!!!