Monday, October 19, 2009

Becca - Living My Five

Hey, Fivers!

Hope everyone had a fantastic week! My post today is a combo of paying it forward, and volunteering in local schools. I'm friends with a principal in town whose school is known for being one of the poorest in our community. This week she told me about a service project she and her students did last year for an orphanage in Nicaragua, and it was so successful, she's decided to do it again this year. Her hope for the service project was that it would show her students that no matter what their circumstances are, there are always people less fortunate. That no matter where we all are in life, we can always help someone else out. Always. Right now, she and her students are in the process of collecting clothes, shoes and toys for approximately 60 orphaned children in Nicaragua. I offered to volunteer in any way I could. She gave me two backpacks, one for a boy and one for a girl, and told me to fill them with clothes, toothpaste, Legos, airplane kits, Spanish books, journals and colored pencils. She explained that shortly before Christmas, she and her students will be flying to Nicaragua with the backpacks. Talk about exciting!! Not only am I helping students from my very own community fulfill their goals, but I'm hoping I can help make this one of the merriest Christmases ever for two children in Nicaragua!

That's what I've been up to. What about you? Are you living your Five?



5 comments:

  1. Wow, the backpacks idea is so clever. It's pretty amazing, actually!

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  2. Wow, I love this!! Everyone wins!

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  3. that sounds awesome Becca - we adopt a family for xmas here in atlanta and do something similar.

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  4. That's awesome! What a wonderful idea.

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  5. What a fabulous project she's created! And a great message that is so, so true. You don't need a lot of money to make a difference. Cheers to you for getting involved, Bec!

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