One Great Example of Families Moving Families
When the idea of getting my children involved in philanthropy at a young age was presented to us by New Path, I was immediately enthusiastic. Although my kids are still quite young (not quite 2 and 3 years old), it is already a struggle to keep them grounded and ensure that they appreciate what they have. I’m sure they don’t yet understand what it really means to give to a charity, but next year they’ll feel some familiarity for the task(s) and before you know it, it will be second nature!
So, with that goal in mind, we decided to sell pumpkins this year to raise money.
Chloe and Marco helped us pick and carry the pumpkins to my truck and we sold them to friends for whatever they wanted to pay. The generosity of those who bought pumpkins was truly amazing; with Krista’s Kempenfelt Rotary club leading the way. All in all, pumpkin sales raised about $300 and the kids contributed money from their Oma and Opa to help reach the goal of $500 for this year. We all look forward to next year’s pumpkin crop and may add sweet corn sales to raise even more money for New Path!
Is your family interested in raising money for children and youth in our community with mental health problems? Sign up for Families Moving Families! You’ll receive a registration package in the mail, along with a tool kit to help you get started.