Bags2School ~ raising funds by recycling

 

A little while ago, I found this in our little girl’s school bag.

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We always try to get involved in anything happening at her school and this was no exception.

In case you can’t read the bag (!), the concept is this:

A bag is filled up with clothing, weighed and the school gets money, depending on the weight of the clothes inside.

What a simple but great way of raising funds for school and recycling clothes too!

Admittedly, we hadn’t got a great deal to give away, due to the recent house move and subsequent ruthless clear-out.  But, like any other little girl, our daughter is growing into a big girl and soon we had something in it.  When we’ve had our clear-outs in the past, it’s often been a bit of a chore to physically take the donation to a charity shop in between the daily madness routine.  But this?  We just took it along with us on the school run.  Easy!

Our little girl always gets sentimental about giving her own things away.  So much that, to be honest, it’s easier to do it on the sly!  With this bag though, she wanted to get involved!  Okay, so she wanted to give my things away instead of hers, but we still managed to negotiate a few of her things… saying it was for her school helped too.

Have you ever heard of anything similar or got involved anything like this?   I’d love to hear in the comments below.  Or tweet me @AllSortsHere

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The Art of Gratitude

When someone’s kind, it’s always nice to show gratitude.

When someone’s taken the time and effort to buy you something, it’s always nice to show gratitude.

When someone’s thought of you, it’s always nice to show gratitude.

When someone’s been kind to you, it’s nice to take the time and effort to say ‘thank you’.

Or it you can’t say it, it’s nice to write a short note to show your gratitude.

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It’s always nice to do this at any time of year but of course after Christmas, it’s nice to take the time and effort to show gratitude; just as someone has taken the time and effort to give it to you.

Our Little Girl set-to, writing a few ‘thank you’ notes for the lovely presents she received over Christmas.

Wouldn’t you agree that there’s a certain ‘art’ to showing your gratitude?

Well, Our Little Girl does.  In the picture above, she shows ‘The Art of Gratitude’.  Let’s hope it put a smile on a special someone’s face… 🙂

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“It’s a nice thing to do!” ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

“It’s a nice thing to do!”

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Excitement is building, Christmas is here,

Our little girl’s smiling, she’s got an idea…

With a box, some paper, felt tips and some glue

She’s making a present ’cause, “it’s a nice thing to do!”

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So who is it for, this personal piece?

My parents, my sister or a lucky niece?

There’s no doubt about it, she’s having fun

Making a present for a special someone…

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As she finishes up, she tells me, “it’s done!”

And ta-da! This present is second to none…

It’s for Santa Claus, Father Christmas or is it Saint Nick?

The man in the red suit.  What’s his name? Take your pick!

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It doesn’t matter who’s name’s on the gift tag, you see

What matters is the idea to give lovingly.

She set to, making something straight from her heart

She gave her time and her effort… what great things to impart!

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By Carol Cameleon 2016

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