59 Spots left…Free Kids Craft Group in Utah for Toys for Tots!
December 1, 2010 by Alison
I asked my daughters to help with this post. They are 9 and 6. They are fun kids with huge blue eyes!
A couple of years ago my girls wanted to give service in our community. We called a few places (homeless shelter, womens shelter, food bank…) and they were told they were
too young and needed to wait until they were 12…understandable.
BUT they really wanted to do something good. They got together with some friends and started ‘Kids Giving To Kids.’
They decided to do a craft group for kids. Instead of charging money for the craft they wanted to collect toys for toys for tots. A kids craft for a toy for charity. Sounds great!
When we were in Idaho we would send this out to friends and in 24 hours it would fill with 150+ kids. Well…we moved and our firends can’t make it to Utah this year. So we are extending it to you. Families in the Upper Utah area. We invite you to come and participate! We have 100 spots available…79 left after we’ve sent it to the few people we know here:)
This is run by the kids(for the most part). They call and get everything donated.
They get the kits ready, email confirmations back, run the stations, teach how to make the crafts, pass out hot chocolate and cookies.
We as parents just do the crowd control.
So here is their invitation to you…
well you and your kids:)
79 Spots Left (as of right now)
Kids Giving To Kids is in Utah this year!
It’s a fun way for Kids to participate in the
SPIRIT OF GIVING
Come make a Free Craft
For a donation of a toy for Toys-for-Tots, kids will get to make a free fun Christmas Craft.
They will get to choose one of the three pictured here.
This is a great gift idea for teachers, grandparents, bus drivers, etc.
Date: December 7, 2010
Place: 196 Sugar Street #1 Layton, Utah 84041 (Makia Creations Warehouse)
Come Join us as we try to get rid of the ‘gimmies’ and enjoy giving.
Go over to Kidsgivingtokids.blogspot.com to register.
“‘Come to kids giving to kids. It’s a place where we make crafts and collect toys for toys for tots. It’s to help out kids who don’t have anything to play with.
We are going to make a block with snowman or Christmas trees that you can give to teacher, bus driver, or grandma and grandpa. ” -Makayla and Bridges
You can expect from the kids to have
- A Free Craft ready to create (with all the supplies)
- Free Hot Chocolate and Cookies
- Santa…(the kids got the real deal!)
We expect you to
- Help your kids experience giving (you can take them out shopping the night before and explain the true meaning of Christmas)
- Stay with your children
- Relax and enjoy the holidays
You can find out all the details and see what they’ve done in the past at KidsGivingtoKids.blogspot.com. Don’t forget to register over there!
These pictures were taken at the group last year. This year will be at a warehouse. A fancy warehouse, but not a cool fire station like last year. They found the best place they could:)
If you do something fun with your family for charity…Please leave a comment. We’ve gotten a lot of emails asking about ways that families can help out in their communities. Share the ideas here! Giving service bring more joy to the giver then the receiver!