We've been talking a lot about Thanksgiving in school lately -- and thankfully, not so much about the food part which is good, because I'm usually already pretty hungry during school to begin with - especially given the state of our lunch menus. (Did you miss that post?)
Anyway, we've been talking more about stuff that we're thankful for. You know like having a place to live, and being warm, and having clothes, and toys, and electronics, and stuff like that. Well, I guess we were talking about food, because we are thankful for food - but food in general, not Thanksgiving type food in particular, like turkey, and stuffing, and pie, and ice cream, and cookies, and ... oh snap! Now I AM getting hungry!!
I'll bet you're wondering where all this is going, huh? Well we started talking about sad stuff like the tornados in the midwest and the storms in the Philippines and how those people lost so much, and THEN, we started talking about all of the people in general who don't have things and that made me even sadder!!
Then we started talking about what we could do to HELP people who don't have things, like donate food and clothing to local shelters and other organizations that are helping to collect stuff for people in need. My teacher suggested that you can even organize your own collection in your school to collect things like canned goods, toys, bottled water, and even coats and blankets. That's what my school was doing. So I thought, I'd come here and tell you, in case you wanted to do it in your school, too.
Mom and Dad thought it was such a great idea, we spent the entire weekend going through all our closets collecting things we could donate. Even Doogle got into it. The real shocker was when Mom came up from the basement with boxes of food from her private stash. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY is allowed to touch that food.
Dad loaded up the van and we drove it over to the school where trucks were on hand to collect everything. When we got home, he logged on to the computer and showed us some pictures from the midwest and the Philippines. Doogle and I both decided to donate our allowance. Sometimes that kid is ok. If you want to donate too, here is the link:
Happy Thanksgiving and remember those in need!
Until next time
Hi - I'm Millie. Well, Millicent Marie really, but you can call me Millie. I'm twelve years old. This is my blog. I hope you like it. Tell all your friends, but don't gossip, because gossiping is wrong. So is bullying. I know this for a fact. If you want to know how I know, read my book. Thanks for stopping by!