Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: October 26th is Make A Difference Day!

by helpinghandstwins

On October 26th, our nation celebrates the 23rd annual “Make A Difference Day”. It is the country’s largest day of community service.  People from many different communities will be cleaning up parks, holding sneaker drives, donating books and giving back to their communities in ways big and small.  Go to makeadifferenceday.com to find out what you can do to support the community in which you live.  Please consider involving your family & friends in helping out your community this Saturday on “Make A Difference Day”!

A little follow-up to last week’s blog “Charitable Endeavors”…One of our kids is celebrating a birthday soon and in lieu of one of his gifts he is asking to buy a llama to donate to a family through Heifer International.  Heifer is an organization that believes in helping impoverished communities by giving them the means to sustain themselves for the long-term.  They provide training in livestock and agriculture and in turn ask their recipients to “pass on the gift” by means of giving the offspring of their animal to another family in need.  The llamas will provide transportation, income and wool for blankets, carpet, etc.  Your donations can also go towards chickens, honey bees, goats and more.  Eggs, honey & milk can be sold as well as used to feed their own families.  To learn more visit http://www.heifer.org/gift

How happy are we, as mothers, to see our children thinking of others and wanting to help those who are less fortunate without our asking!  Tell your loved ones about “Make A Difference Day”.  They might be motivated to start or join a project and you could help out with them.  Whatever you do now or in the future, we’d love to hear about it!