Sunday, October 18, 2009
We have a tradition in our family (inspired by Aunt Kimberly). On each "special" birthday (8, 12, 16) the kids are given a choice to host a "service project" birthday party. Before the party, the birthday child chooses a service project based on a need he/she sees in the community. They then organize their party based around this need. Instead of bringing gifts for the birthday child, friends bring donations for the project. We also do a craft to donate.
This was Eve's 8th. She chose to collect supplies for a new school for kids with special needs. Eve wants to be a special needs teacher when she grows up. She has many friends with disabilites and loves to help them. At the party her friends had fun tying blankets to donate to the school. Everyone had fun (especially Eve). The joy of service has touched her heart!
Some Baptisum pics.