Well, we are already off to a great start with our fundraising. We gathered up all the chores for chicken change and counted it…for a total of $9. For the past several months I’ve been saving our recycling money just for extra change/whatever. When I counted our recycling money we had just over $14. After looking up some different ways to raise money for Haiti this morning, I found that World Vision (a trusted source for us) had some different options at dollar amounts I felt we could reach. So, we decided to use $11 of the recycling money and bring our total to $20, just enough money to buy one pur water packet through World Vision!
Inspired to show my kids a tangible way to help and see their money adding up, I created a little graph using the Haitian flag as the center and putting different dollar amounts on the side with pictures showing what each amount could purchase.
Besides teaching the kids about helping others and using their money to make a difference, this activity proved to be a GREAT math lesson. We worked on counting by tens with dimes and they learned that 10 dimes=$1.00. It was a great start into money math and I feel like a good entry point. (Yes we’ve learned about this before, but this time it sunk it a little better.)
Later today I ran into a lady from church and she shared that there is another lady from our church in Haiti helping with our partner church there and she is going to get us connected so the kids can send letters and perhaps find some other small ways to help financially! Love it!!!
This Week’s Verse:
And if you spend yourselves in behalf
of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.