I recently listened to a podcast with Emily Freeman where she said that one way to find "the art you were made to live" is to pay attention to the things that make you cry. I was listening to the podcast as I ran on the treadmill and right there on mile two, I got a lump in my throat. I know exactly what speaks right to my heart: children.
It's been chilly and rainy here in Virginia this week and I hate the idea that there are little kids in my community who are cold. I hate the idea that some kids don't even know what pajamas are, that they stay in the same clothing for days. I hate the idea that they don't go to bed with a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight.
These things make me cry. And I don't know about you, but as a Mamma, I can't just sit and watch. I want to do something. I want to do my part to help the little ones in my community feel warm and safe this winter. And I want your help!
For the next two weeks, from today until October 31, I will be holding an online pajama drive. All of the donations collected will go to our local chapter of the Pajama Program, an amazing organization that I invite you to check out.
Here are the details:
+ All pajamas need to be new and should be the complete set (top and bottoms).
+ The age range we're primarily collecting for is infant up to 5T.
+ You can send your donations to me. Please send me an e-mail with "Pajama Drive" in the subject line and I can send you the address.
+ Involve your entire family. This is an easy opportunity to include your children in service!
I hope you'll help me spread some happiness to some children in need!