A Present for our Homeless
have a five year old son and two 18 month old twins and especially at Christmas
time I wanted them to truely understand what the act of giving was all about.
So I made a list of people that were less likely to recieve gifts or love
and let my five year old chose who we would give gifts to.
chose homeless people. We purchased some large inexpensive gift bags annd
filled them with can goods, used warm socks, new toothbrushes, bars of soap,
candy bars, and many other surprises, but to my surprise my son came in
with his piggy bank and said they could have his money. We filled several
plastic bags with coins and I slipped in a few dollar bills, and we put
all the bags in the trunk of the car.
was several days before we saw a homeless person pushing a cart down the
main blvd. and fortunately my son was with me and we pulled over and gave
the bag to a man who started to cry when we wished him Merry Christmas.
I have never forgotten the look of gratitude on his face and neither has
my son. We have now done this for three years on my sons request.