Have your children go through their entire toy inventory and designate a pile to give away to those in need. Personally work with your child to identify the charity you will donate to. The more your children give to others, the less focused they will be on what they personally receive!
What toy or toys did you child choose to donate?
December 5, 2012 at 10:53 AM
We just did this! We donated a TON of toys and some clothes. :)
by anithsDecember 5, 2012 at 10:53 AM
We haven't donate anything yet!
by Charizma77December 5, 2012 at 10:54 AM
We haven't yet but the kids and I plan on going through their toy bins soon.
by othermomDecember 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM
They have donated some of their stuffed animals, my son his gi joes.
by BookwormyDecember 5, 2012 at 10:57 AMWe gave toys & clothes to a child who experienced an emergency placement w/my partner's co-worker.
We also put many things in storage.
by keeckhardtDecember 5, 2012 at 10:59 AMWe purged our clothes and toys last week. I had 8 trash bags and 2 huge boxes full.
We also played Santa to a few angles we know. Instead of picking kids off the tree, we adopted a single dad and his 3 kids. Got each kid 3 outfits, diapers and wipes. Threw in a gift card for dad. Then dropped them off and ran. Dad told me about it the next day and it took everything in me not to cry because he was so grateful. My sis heard what we did and went shopping for the same family because the need is so great. I get to deliver it in 2 weeks. Christmas Miracles happen, some are assisted by others on Earth.
by inmybizzDecember 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM
We do Angle Tree.. My daughter also donated several toys to the toy drive at school..As well as donated coats for the coat drive at school.. We donate quite a bit.
December 5, 2012 at 11:00 AMWeve donated toys before but my kids dont really understand the concept yet but were working on it
by eevers55December 5, 2012 at 11:02 AM
DD is still a little young to understand even possesion of toys really. But we went through and took out all her infant toys and a few others she never plays with to make room for all the toys I'm sure our families will get her.
by eevers55December 5, 2012 at 11:04 AM
But donation will definitely be a HUGE part of DD's life. I mean, DH and I met while serving in AmeriCorps, and got to know each other better doing a Habitat build for fun. I am definitely a person who feels better with less clutter, so I am constantly going through my own things to donate, and through the pantry for canned goods for the food pantry, so we're hoping DD will pick up on that and learn to give as well.