Last week, I told you about the Champions for Kids simple service project which is all about rallying communities in an effort to help children in need of dental supplies. When I found out that I was selected for this project, I immediately knew that I wanted to work with the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
We like to contribute to a few different charitable organizations, but this one is our favorite because it helps others in our own community. Our church makes it even easier to help. Each week, there is a section in our parish bulletin which is handed out after mass detailing the specific items that are needed. Sometimes it’s pasta and soup, other times shampoo and soap.
When I took on the challenge participate in the Spin Into Action Simple Service Project, I was shocked to learn that tooth decay is the most common childhood disease. It’s something that’s so easy to prevent with the right supplies. And most of us are lucky enough to take toothbrushes and floss for granted.
So off I went to shop for dental care essentials,
including Arm & Hammer spin brushes…
…and as always a few extra items I needed from Walmart.
When we got home, Emma was over the moon with excitement over her new glow-in-the-dark brush and Dora toothpaste. I hope the children who receive the other supplies are as thrilled as she was.
On Sunday, I brought in the items I bought at Walmart with us to mass. There is a basket located in the atrium which is never large enough thanks to the generosity of my parish members. By the time mass was over, there were bags of items left.
I didn’t have enough time to do this for Sunday, but I did start to go through our towel closet and found all of these items already in the two bins I went through. We’ll be bringing these items to this Sunday’s mass in addition to the other items I find.
Click here for information about St. Vincent de Paul Society.