My eight year old was watching the news with me and saw children
standing outside a demolished home. He excused himself and went to
his bedroom. Approximately fifteen minutes later, he returned with
a box of his toys. He asked me how we could send them to those
children we had just seen on tv. I explained to him that we
wouldn't be able to as I didn't personally know them. I asked him
why he wanted to send his toys (some were quite important to him,
the boy does love his Spongebob!) ad he simply stated those
children lost their own toys and he wanted to give them his.
That little conversation has now evolved into a little boys
mission. His mission is to send as many toys as possible to
children affected by hurricane sandy as well as the current
snowstorm. We've talked to our local Salvation Army who will be
coordinating with east coast Salvation Army branches to get the
toys where they need to go. The local middle school is helping us
with their own toy drive. But my son is not satisfied. He wants,
and I quote, "a bajillion toys to go! New York has like 1000 people
which means lots of kids!" He's even spent what he had saved from
allowance on toys to send. It wasn't much but $30 is a lot for an
right year old.
My hero is my son. My wish for my hero? For other heroes to help
him purchase "a bajillion toys". For any donations, pictures of the
purchase along with receipt will be sent to you.
Thank you and god bless!!