On December 13, I will be joining in with a group of amazing TpT sellers for a day of giving back. All profits from sales in my TpT store will be donated to a cause near and dear to my heart: Adopt a Family. For many years, I adopted a local family at Christmas time who was struggling to make ends meet with my class. We would have a fundraising day which was built around displaying project work we had completed, and would serve breakfast and lunch while entertaining parents, friends, and school and community members in exchange for money to spend on clothing, gifts, and even paying an electric bill for the family we had adopted.
It was never hard to find a family in need, especially during the holiday season. We got referrals from a local social service agency, or sometimes we were alerted to the needs of a family in our midst by a caring friend. The family always remained anonymous, and the gifts were delivered by someone who represented us. My students brought holiday joy and relief to many homes over the years. The joy and warmth they received in return was priceless.
I have continued this practice during my recent retirement, and this year I am reaching out to help a five year old girl who is living with her disabled grandmother. She needs so many of the basics: shoes, socks, boots and a jacket for the winter besides a few toys and books to brighten her Christmas. As a grandma myself, their story has touched my heart.
I hope you will help me to help this sweet little girl by checking your Rainbow City Learning wishlist or browsing for a new idea to try. Whatever you purchase from my store on the 13th will go directly to help my adopted family for this year.
With gratitude and hope, I wish you a bright and joyful holiday season!
Look for a store profile like mine for other charities which will benefit from our Day of Giving Back.