A couple days ago I was flipping through the pages of an old issue of Parenting Magazine when I came across an article highlighting an organization called Kyle’s Wish, a charity that takes a creative approach to helping kids with cancer. Through this organization, little ones can donate their own artistic creations to be distributed to children undergoing treatment in hospitals. What a great idea!
After learning more about this organization I felt compelled to help. Now that I have Olivia, the thought of a sick child seems completely unbearable. My heart goes out to all those parents and children who are fighting a battle against cancer. I decided to get involved in Kyle’s “Color Me Happy” program by donating art supplies and a few fun games that would provide these brave kiddos with something fun to do during their long hours spent in treatment.
I headed to Target and went straight to the $3 or less section they have right as you enter the store. There I found everything I wanted. For just $40 I was able to get a whole loot of fun items like crayons, coloring books, stickers, glue sticks, pencils, and games. The volunteers at Kyle’s Wish will divide these donations up into gift bags for the kids.
I packed everything into a box and included a simple Happy Holiday card and letter from our family. If you don’t feel like adding to your holiday shopping list there are many other ways to donate to the Kyle’s Wish organization. They accept monetary donations in the forms of personal checks and gift cards. They also have a program called “Brave Boggins” where you can donate hats for keeping little heads warm during the cold winter months.