Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Giving Back During the Christmas Season

Kids from the MAC went to 2 different nursing homes during the month of December to help the senior adults to have a good time and to give a little Christmas love.  At both locations we played bingo withe the residents and had some fun prizes for them to take home.  The kids were given some simple instructions:  be nice, help the residents with playing the games and do not take anything for yourself.  Our goal with our Giving Back Projects is to teach children the joy of giving. The kids are starting to understand this giving back idea, but some of the residents did not understand the process.  One lady, at the Covington Ladies Home, just cried because of how blessed she was by one of our boys.  She wanted so bad to send him home with a doll, but I explained the concept of what we are teaching. I then told her that he loved hugs (he looked at me with a questioning face), but he proceeded to give her a big hug and had a big smile at the end. 

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