Children….Impact Their Today and Change Their Tomorrow
Their today is sometimes unstable, fearful and at best there are few times a year that their little worlds are sprinkled with joy! Their future doesn’t have to be unstable or fearful, but all too often it turns out that way.
You can be part of changing their future by impacting their today!
School should be fun and full of wonderful memories, but truth of the matter is that kids are often mean and cruel to those less fortunate. Many children start each school year with left over items, torn backpacks and this starts their year off with ridicule and shame.
By impacting their “today” – you can help to change their tomorrow!
Don’t think for one moment that as an adult these children will not remember the kindness that was shown to them…they will.
Thank you for your past support! Since 2009 Y O U have helped us provide the following school supply items to children in need:
By providing brand new school supplies, we can help these children start their new year off with hope, JOY and love!
By providing brand new school supplies, we can give these children an opportunity to walk into their first day of school with their heads held high.
By providing brand new school supplies, we ARE GIVING these children an opportunity to succeed.
It will be burned into their hearts and minds that someone cared, that people from all over the world took the time and cared for their needs. Changing their mindset from no one cares or how will I ever make it to – wow, someone half way around the world cares…someone from all 50 states care… SOMEONE cares, someone I can’t even thank…cares. That alone will produce an optimistic attitude as so many people feel like no one cares.
Between now and the end of July 2014 we will be raising funds for our #Back2School 2014 event.
We invite you to show your heart for others and help to impact the school year for these awesome kids by making a donation of at least $10 today. Many can give $25 a month, $50 a month or even $100. Some of you could even send in larger gift that we could use as a matching gift!
Many of you give out of pure love and never want nor ask for anything in return….and that is the best kind of giving ever. May of you give to pay it forward because you were helped in the past and KNOW the value of just how far a little help can go! Many people will “trade up” a lunch, dinner or favorite coffee/dessert treat in order to spread a little joy to others and when that happens…the giver is also flooded with great joy!
Whatever the reason, the fact that you are giving is huge and you’ll help us in reaching others that are so often forgotten about.
You can give safely and securely via paypal (button over on the right) or you can mail in your gift to:
Spreading Joy Corporation
PO Box 1771
Denver NC 28037
Here is a list of the items we’d like to include in each Brand NEW Backpack:
- 3 Spiral Notebooks
- Bottle of Glue
- Pack of Pencil
- Pack of Pens
- Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
- Pack of Colored Pencil
- Pencil Sharpener
- Pack of Loose Leaf Notebook Paper
- 3 Pocket Folders
- Pack of Index Cards
- Glue Stick
- Pencil Holder
And if we can, we’d like to “sweeten” their day just a bit more by spreading some simple joys their way by including a Reese’s Cup, pack of gummy snacks and a Little Debbie Snack Cake.
Going above and beyond what the kids need is truly Spreading Joy!
My challenge to you:
- Watch the videos below and see the smiles, laughter and hear some of their hopes and dreams
- Think back to your school years – were they good? Did you start out with less than what you needed? Did someone help you out?
- Share the link to this page on all of your social media pages
- Give – plan on giving something each month
- Check with your employer and see if they have a company match for charitable donations
- If you are in the Charlotte or surrounding areas, start a collection of school supplies if not, see if you can gather up Wal-Mart gift cards from those you work with.
- Tell your readers about this event by blogging it and linking back here.
We are an IRS Approved Non-Profit and all gifts will be properly receipted for your tax purposes
We want to give you a gift for supporting our Back to School Efforts. When you make your donation of at Least $20 or more I will email you back a list to choose from.
We have signed books and CD from so many authors and musicians and you are sure to find something you’d love to have!
Here is a sampling of our Thank You gifts!
|Books: (*are Signed!)||Author||Books: (*are Signed!)||Author|
|She Did What She Could*||Elisa Morgan||Who is This Jesus||Max Lucado|
|The Beauty of Broken*||Elisa Morgan||The mercy Prayer*||robert Gelinas|
|Falling into Place||Hattie Kaufman||Overextended*||Lisa Harper|
|Packing Light*||Allison Vesterfelt||The Secret Thought of an Unlikely convert||Rosaria Butterfield|
|The Butterfly Effect*||Andy Andrews||What is God Really Like||Craig Groeschel|
|Travelers Gift*||Andy Andrews||Reckless Faith||Kevin Harney|
|20,000 Days and Counting*||Robert D. Smith||The Sacred Echo*||Margaret Feinberg|
|Hands Free Mama*||Rachel Stafford||Scouting the Devine*||Margaret Feinberg|
|Discerning the Voice of God*||Priscilla Shirer||Promise for Miriam*||vanenetta Chapman|
|Iscariot*||Tosca Lee||Shattered*||Dan Pettrey|
|How Great is our God||Louie Giglio Passion Talk Series|
|Indescribable||Louie Giglio Passion Talk Series|
|Let’s Dance*||Nicole C Mullen|
|Music CD’s||Music CD’s|
|Everfound||Bread of Stone|
|Todd Agnew *||Mina Oglesby|
|Spencer Kane *||Steven Curtis Chapman*|
Thank you for impacting their world today and caring for their tomorrow!
Thank you for being a force of good when it seems the bad is overwhelming so many!
Thank you for being a Spreading Joy Hero! You matter!
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