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Thread: A Good Deed

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    I was just reading a Dear Abby article and the writer was appalled at learning that a neighbor's children didn't have the money for school lunches. This neighbor's husband was serving his country overseas in the military and his family didn't qualify for free school lunches.

    So she went to the school and paid for school lunches for the rest of the year for that family of 3 kids.

    Dear Abby suggested a fund could be set up at the school for this if it is needed. Just a thought.

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    that is a very good, thanks for sharing this with all of us

    also if you have clothes that you don't wear get them out of your closets and drawers, wash them up and give them to nursing homes, those people love clothes, purses, games etc.

    Lets all help others out in need!

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    Early December, My lil girl came home from school and said that her friend was crying cause they didn't have milk for snack time... I called the teacher and she said some kids have to do with out as parents cant or wont send $. Now they have a running tab for any child in her classroom that wants milk, I will pay for it.. I keep an extra Lunch money fund in her backpack/folder so If there is a child with out lunch the teacher can use it..

    Its not the child's fault some fall on hard times..

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    wow that is great

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    Aw, so nice!

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    First let me say that a I think that is WONDERFUL of you! Second, I agree with you, I am appauled that they would let a child sit there with no snack while everyone around her had milk, etc. because the parents could not or did not send money. I always told my kid's teachers that if there was a child who didn't have money for lunch, field trips, the little quarterly magazines, whatever...to let me know. I was one of those kids and can not tell you what a horrible feeling it is to be the one child sitting in the library while the rest of your class is at the ballet or the one kid who didn't get the monthly "Zoo Paper" or whatever. Sometimes the parents can't afford it and sometimes they simply choose not to send it but whatever the reason...that child will FOREVER appreciate you kindness.....so THANK YOU!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Early December, My lil girl came home from school and said that her friend was crying cause they didn't have milk for snack time... I called the teacher and she said some kids have to do with out as parents cant or wont send $. Now they have a running tab for any child in her classroom that wants milk, I will pay for it.. I keep an extra Lunch money fund in her backpack/folder so If there is a child with out lunch the teacher can use it..

    Its not the child's fault some fall on hard times..

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Early December, My lil girl came home from school and said that her friend was crying cause they didn't have milk for snack time... I called the teacher and she said some kids have to do with out as parents cant or wont send $. Now they have a running tab for any child in her classroom that wants milk, I will pay for it.. I keep an extra Lunch money fund in her backpack/folder so If there is a child with out lunch the teacher can use it..

    Its not the child's fault some fall on hard times..

    You are a good person. Anyone who does similar is a good person. I never thought about something so close to home, as they say.

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    We give money to people all over the world and our kids are hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prezzy
    We give money to people all over the world and our kids are hungry.
    Amen. I've been thinking this same thing for a long time now.

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    Well this is one thing we can do in our own neighberhood. I am sure there are more things like this in our own backyard. How about contributing to your local boy scout troup or 4H group etc, It doesn't have to be money it could be teaching them something you know how to do or paying for a child to go to camp etc(some kids may not have a sleeping bag or other necessities to go camping) in your own neighborhood. Kids buy books at school also and that may be something you can contribute to. My kids bought little paperback books through the Scholastic program and I know my grands also buy books. This was hard for me to find the money for when my kids were in elementary.

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