We shopped at Wal-Mart for some Mars halloween chocolates and some other items we needed to buy, and treats for us to hand out/send to school with the kids...
We planned to include the whole family in purchasing the items, I think it is important for kids to take part in community activities like this. We try to do something every few months for others, whether it is helping a family in need or planning to make lunches with the Sunday school kids to donate to Habitat for Humanity. I love when kids think of others first, instead of everything always being about them.
The kids had so much fun picking out the treats for the basket and drooling over the other stuff that they wanted...we heard lots of "Mom, can I have this, Mom, can we buy that!!" Shopping with kids is always a treat;-) The plan of action was to buy Mars candies and treats, and to buy some Mini Snicker Candies, which we only found in the variety pack.
We got home and put the basket together to deliver today.
When we got to the Ronald McDonald House, we found out that they are currently under construction, so we headed over to the temporary office to drop the donations off.
We went into the office and the ladies there were so excited to see us. We told them that we had stayed there 4 years ago and we were thankful for them and the organization. We introduced Faith and said she was the one who was in the hospital, that we were visiting...
And of course, we took a photo op with Faith and the donations...She was very friendly and felt right at home there:-) The ladies in the office were so thankful and said that they would be delivering it to the hospitals Family Room for the families to share.
And this is my BFF, she was more then happy to spend her birthday with us while we did this drop...I am so thankful for her in my life!! Happy Birthday Cheryl!!
If you would like to see some more pictures...I have attempted to create a Google Plus album (and if you are on Google Plus, feel free to add me as a friend!!) You can check out my album on my page.
How do you celebrate halloween and community? #DontBeTheDarkHouse
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