I sat down with Channel 13 Chelsey Hernandez to talk about “Summer Boredom Busters” a few weeks ago to give some options of things to do this summer…other than Ipads.
We talked about The Kindness Project and then Kids Meals Houston. Kids Meals HoustonAnother passion of mine has been learning more about Kids Meals Houston. Kids Meals Houston is a non-profit in Houston that delivers lunches to preschool-aged children year round. In the Summertime, they deliver to every child in the household for families who qualify. That means about 6,000 lunches PER DAY! Yes PER DAY!
We love to color big brown or white lunch bags for Kids Meals Houston to pack the lunches in. It teaches kids about other kids that are less fortunate than we are. It teaches them the good lesson of giving back to the community, and to people, we don’t even know. My kids are still a little young to take them somewhere and help volunteer so this is our way of giving back from our homes. I love that we can make a plain brown lunch bag pretty to brighten a child’s day. It doesn’t get easier than that. These are the bags that have been recommended. They are strong than regular brown bags, to hold all the food that goes into each sack.
This is something you can do at home, or get a big group together and all ages can get involved! Adults to little ones love to color, so why not do it for a good cause. Keep it simple, use Crayola markers, Crayons, Stickers-Foam Sticker or regular, Stamps. Get elaborate or just let the kids scribble. Kids Meals Houston has requested no glitter. This simple task will bring a smile to a child in needs face, what could be better than that?! Having fun this summer and teaching life long lessons…and just for a minute or two you get to be the cool mom for letting the kids paint on rocks and color on lunch bags! I could talk all day about this organization but If you are interested in learning more about Kids Meals Houston and finding out more ways to help and donate, or volunteer, check out the blog post I wrote this year after meeting with the director (who is a Kingwood Resident) or go to the Kids Meals Houston website to learn more. My Dad taught us to be thankful for what we have and to always find a way to help others. I think that is why I enjoy both of these projects so much. There is just so much good that can come of a simple project like this.

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