If we teach our family to be kind and to serve, it is one of the most important attributes we can give to them.
It’s an investment of time and energy that’s never a waste, or unappreciated, even if things do not always go perfectly during the process.
However, if we are persistent, we will see amazing results in how our family reaches out to each other with kindness.
So how can we help them learn to serve with all the demands on our busy schedules?
This project is super easy, quick to prepare and inexpensive.
And the best part is besides our family doing a worthwhile activity, those who benefit from our kind service with will appreciate our time and effort.
Another huge plus, this can be done by ALL AGES!!!
PURPOSE: Did you know that many Care Centers and Assisted Living facilities do not have the funds for every day and holiday decorations?
In fact, some who live there may not even have loved ones near by to visit, or bring them a little something to spruce up their room, or the central area where they gather to eat and visit.
By a simple act of making a general or themed decoration, it shows a huge amount of kindness, as well as teaching our family to look beyond them self and to others.
And don’t worry about how crafty you are, or aren’t, the residents will be thrilled with any type of decoration that you come up with.
I have younger grand-kids right now; up to eight years old, and this is how they can be creative, and it’s perfect!
poster board, markers, crayons and foam shapes. You can certainly do anything your heart desires from painting simple foam table decorations to crafting extravagantly; all depending on your ability and the ages of course. Everything will be appreciated!
Be sure to explain who the posters are for and why they were making them, then let the fun begin!!!
Working on general themed posters to take to the local Assisted Living/Care Center
Here are the themed posters we did for Halloween –
For this project, we had five posters to deliver when the kiddos were finished.
Due to schedules and school, only one of the grand kids could help deliver the posters on behalf of our family.
Meeting many of the residents was the highlight! They were finishing a program when we arrived, so this little cutie had the opportunity to meet some who lived at this particular care center.
After the shyness wore off, she visited and had a good time.
Those there, expressed their gratitude and happiness at having others care enough to take the time to make decorations for them and bring some ‘holiday fun’ to their doors. They hoped for ‘every-day’ decorations too:) (Note: There was only one little decorated bowl in the entire place that my daughter and I could see, so this is a need everywhere, if you are interested in this type of service, for any month of the year!)
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2017, 2018
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