Students at Evergreen Park School are taking part in the Great Pajama Rally. For the month of November, they're collecting new pajamas (any size – baby to adult) in a box in the lobby. Donations can be made between 8am and 4pm. The pajamas will be donated to Moncton Headstart and Crossroads for Women.
Big Hearts Small City is hosting Santa's Gift Shop on Saturday, December 6. The event is a chance for children to shop for their parents; each gift available in the shop is less than $2 and is gift-wrapped on site. The shop is in need of new and like new household items (coffee mugs, golf balls, costume jewelry – no food or clothing items) for gifts, as well as wrapping materials. Donations can be dropped off at South Eastern Mutual, 378 Coverdale Road, in Riverview, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm until December 5. Santa's Gift Shop will be set up at Wedgewood Hall, 80 Lockhart Avenue, Moncton, between 10am and 2pm.
The annual Sue Stultz Turkey Drive will run from December 3 to December 12. Drop off a turkey at the fire station on St. George Boulevard; last year, nearly 5,000 turkeys were donated and delivered, along with food boxes from Food Depot Alimentaire.
Project Linus, located in Salisbury, creates quilts for young people in need. To donate material suitable for a quilt for a twin size bed, contact Florence Goddard at 372-9241.
New Brunswick-born singer/songwriter David Myles will perform for free at Champlain Place on Friday, December 5, from noon till 1:30pm. Volunteers will be collecting cash and food donations; last year, a total of $7,778 and 850 pounds of food was collected at three shows. A great way to give back and expose the kiddies to great East Coast music!
What ways do you encourage your children to help others when in need? How do you incorporate lessons about giving into the excitement of getting?