Show your kids how to give joy to children far away
(NC) You sit your little angel on Santa's knee and eavesdrop to hear the one thing your darling wants more than anything else this year.
Instead, you hear a list of five things and counting. By item number 10, you begin to wonder how much stuff your insatiable little consumer could possibly want.
It's tricky to find a balance between delighting your kids and grandkids on Christmas morning, and showing them just how blessed they are to live in Canada, to be healthy and whole, and going to school.
Here are three joy-packed ways to delight and bless the children in your life, while bringing meaning to your family's Christmas:
1. Give the gift of hearing to a child in a poorer country – for the talker in your family, why not give it alongside a new phone skin?
2. Give the gift of braces and walking to a child far away – for the walker in the family, give it alongside a new pair of running shoes or a walking stick.
3. Give the gift of reading glasses to a child in need – for the bookworm, give it alongside the book he or she has been waiting for.
You can find these gifts (and more) at www.givejoy.ca – or source other world-changing options from your favourite charity's website.
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