One of the kids I nannied for a few years ago had received a shoebox in the children’s home she had lived in Latvia. She told me that the hair things were the best part! Of course, she was a typical pre-teen girl!And isn't that the point?? Around the world there are children who are hurting, in need, in orphanages, in war torn areas, in poverty, in darkness... REAL CHILDREN... and these boxes bring joy and hope and love and light into the lives of these children. Thank you for giving!
The boxes go to real kids, with real lives, pains, joys, and need. This girl I nannied for was adopted and helped me pack some boxes in 2008, she was, of course, really excited to help me!
And when you pack for a girl, put in things like hair accessories or play jewelry or other pretty things so that they know they are beautiful and loved and precious.
PS if you want to learn more about the first Greatest Journey program in Europe that occurred in Latvia you can read more about it at http://www.samaritan.org/index.php/articles/a_special_graduation/