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Monday, February 7, 2011

Smiles at the End of the RAINBOW

Rainbow Giving Tree
During the month of January we had the opportunity to have a partnership with some darling and caring young children from Rainbow Day Care. These darling little ones are reaching out to others. They are giving out smiles at the end of the Rainbow. Having just finished celebrating Christmas with their families, they continued through the guidance of their teacher Erika to keep the "spirit" of Christmas alive. Their lessons for the month of January focused on caring and giving to those less fortunate. To begin to learn about people being homeless. How wonderful to teach the spirit of giving to others at such a young age. They kept their Christmas Tree up and adorned it with hats, mittens, etc. for children. They asked who might not have these items, and who might wear the items they donated. They discussed the fact that little girls would probably wear the pink hats, and boys the blue hats. They helped their teacher count their donations. Lots of good life lessons being taught here; as well as the wonderful help for homeless.........Children helping children how sweet is that!

The kids collected 39 pairs of mittens/gloves and 17 hats. Think how wonderful it is that, that many children can now be warmed.

While I'd love to show you those smiling giving faces, to protect the children am posting a picture of their giving tree so beautifully decorated with their thoughtful donations. The children have continued to learn about those in need by moving onto their next project of collecting canned goods to help those who are hungry.

hatsHere you can see all the cute hats the children collected.
glovesAnd look how many pairs of hands can be warmed!

Thank you Erika for spearheading this wonderful and worthwhile project at Rainbow Day Care, and THANK YOU CHILDREN! You are all awesome.

2011
Scarves 43
Hats 78+17=95
Mittens (gloves) 14+39=53
Socks 13
Slippers 5
Ghans
6
Squares
146

Photo's taken and blog posts written and in que for donations from: Sandie from LA, Sandy (me), Eve, Phyllis, Stephanie, Trudy, Sally, Suzy, Cecile, and Amy. Please check back and enjoy the pictures of their lovely donations.

***Need to track down YNC from Virginia, I don't know who that is. If you're out there,please sing out. Without a note in the box am unsure who this is***

Please remember all donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated, and all donations keep someone warm. We help, one stitch at a time. It truly DOES make a difference. THANK YOU!

2 comments:

  1. WOW!! Just think of all the children being blessed here. Both the receiver's and the giver's! What a valuable lesson to learn so young in life. This is the kind of day care I would want my grandchildren to attend! KUDOS!!

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  2. I am sooooooooo with ya Sally.

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