I thought this was a perfect idea for the children’s drawings. They draw so much that we throw a lot of them out. We sent some up to Mom that the kids specifically wanted to draw for her (their idea – not mine) and lots go home to Kelly but that still leaves lots and lots of drawings at our house. This weekend, I asked the children if they wanted to draw for someone who wanted to get pictures because they were sick or lonely. I got an enthusiastic YES out of Piero so we signed up for Wish Upon a Hero and selected a special needs boy that wanted birthday cards. The mother responded back that they would love to get handmade cards/pictures so Piero and Kylie sat down and drew them some pictures. I was surprised at the level of interest Piero had in the boy. He wanted to know what his name was. He wanted to write a little letter to him and what I didn’t expect was that Piero would ask if we could send a toy to the little boy. I told him no but maybe I should get some stickers from the Dollar Store for the next time.
I hope to continue doing this because I would like to encourage their interest in helping others. Sending a packet of drawings is so easy for us and yet such a big deal to the person looking forward to mail.