It’s with great excitement that I announce our next Little Warrior event – the 2nd Annual Easter Bags of Hope benefitting the Hope Center of Waukesha. We are currently collecting donations of hygiene products, small toys/books and non-perishable snacks (click here for a complete list). We will be using the items to fill Easter Bags for those serviced by the Hope Center of Waukesha. Then on Saturday March 23rd (9am-12pm) we invite children of all ages to join us and help assemble the bags.
The Hope Center is a non-profit organization that has been providing hope to those in need in Waukesha County for more than twenty years. Hope Center is continually working to provide new and better solutions to prevent homelessness and handle the growing needs of the community. To read more about the Hope Center click here.
If you are out of town and would still like to participate, please do! I know that there are many, many Little Warriors all over the US! If I may, here is what I would suggest: Take your child to the dollar store or Wal-Mart or Target and talk to them about people who don’t have homes. Have them try to come up with a list of what kinds of items they would need if they didn’t have a house to live in. Keep your language simple. The basics. You know your child best. Praise them for thinking of others and tell them how important it is. It’s the teaching part that really gets me motivated about this project!
I really do hope to see you on the morning of March 23rd. We will have coffee ready for you and promises of a memorable morning with your little ones. It gets me every single time as I watch so many little ones working to help others. I always feel like Owen is so very proud of what we are doing. Come for the whole three hours or for just a while. Come right away at 9am or show up late. We just want to see you there! It’s going to be a great opportunity to show children that they can make a difference.
I’ve got all the details up on www.owenslittlewarriors.com (a link is in the black header of the blog too). Pre-registration for the event on the 23rd is appreciated so we have an estimated head count of how many will be joining us. But walk-ins are always welcome!!!
We made 238 Easter Bags last year … do you think we make more this time around?? It’s really all up to you!
Please feel free to email me or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
P.S. Don’t forget to print off a flyer (or a few) and invite all of your friends! Click here to download a copy of the flyer.