8.02.2011

I NEED YOU!



Hey Friends!

Next Thursday I am flying to PA and on the 18th I am flying to South Africa for one of the scariest adventures yet. 

I get to hang out and live with kids from Kindergarten to Grade 7 who have had a difficult life. I am so excited to see how I can empower them and tell them that they loved. I was thinking of ideas and I thought of how much I LOVE mail. Handwritten letters. I was thinking about how I can tell them that they are loved- but what if hundreds of Canadians told them that they are loved and thinking about them? What an incredible impact that would have. 

I am living in the girls boarding house and there is a boys boarding house- also if this idea takes off there are about 350 kids to reach at the school that I am working at. 

I know this is last minute- why do all good ideas come late? hahha! But here is what you need to do to make a difference:

1) Make a card, letter, small note, write something encouraging on the back of a photo of you etc etc. It is totally up to you what you would like to do as long as its flat and can be packed into my suitcase. 

2) Give it to me! (If we can't meet up before than please EMAIL me with a picture of you or your note etc and I promise I will print it off and make sure a precious child receives it)

3) Girls please write to girls. Boys to boys. The gender imbalance is significant there. It can be long or a few sentences.

4) THE BEST PART: In the past when I hear about these things and do them I always wonder if it actually gets there, how they reacted etc but if you participate in this I promise (will do my VERY VERY best) to get a picture of the child reading/holding you letter. This way you can actually SEE and KNOW that you've impacted a precious child's life in South Africa. 

So what are you waiting for?:)

My email addy is meeja_moo9@hotmail.com for those of you who do not live in Elmira. 

I know I don't have a lot of time but I will drive to pick up your letters or email me and we can find a time to meet or you can drop them off at my house! (email me for my house addy please!) Hand written letters are a lot cooler than typed but not any less important!

This is an awesome opportunity to make a child smile. Can't wait!

Lots of Love!
Maddie

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