After a long discussion, we aren't in a position currently to foster a child, we do eventually want to share our lives with children who may not have had the best start. So we did what we felt would be the next best thing and we sponsored a child via Bernardo's.
Today in the post I received an amazing gift, one that really did touch the whole family.
In the welcome pack there were a few items, bookmark, key tag, a card which I will keep in my purse & a lollipop stick drawing made by the sponsored child which is attached to a card that tells you about the child. I sat and read the details out to Eldest and explained what we had done, she said she was happy that I had a big heart for lots of children. Touching.
As well as the welcome pack there is a website which I can visit in order to see updates on how the little star is doing. I love this, I'm a web nut.
What it came down to was this - We want to give. We don't have buckets of room in our current house, we don't have high flying jobs which enable us to dish out loads of cash to a few charities, although I would love to be involved in more. I've worked with a large charity in the past, I've seen first hand the excellent work they do and the help they need to continue it. After posting about THRIVE in April, taking part with FairTrade Steps in February and attending a few thing previous to all the blogging business, I felt it was time to put my own money where my mouth is. I'll sign petitions, most of us will, but handing over money is another matter. I've done it, I couldn't be happier.
So here are the details :
- Go to Barnardo's < Here.
- Read it. Really read it.
- The click the Sponsor a Child Now button
- Feel good.
After all you can't take your money with you, so why not put it to good use.