Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cool Kids

Let age stop them? 


Read how these kids impact the world.

1. Cool Kid, Railey. Railey's grandparents are missionaries for a non-profit medical mission in Kijabe, Kenya. Recently, six-year-old Railey hosted a lemonade stand and toy sale. He began at 7:00 am and by 2:00 pm Riley only made $1.00, but do you think the lack of customers and the Georgia heat got this boy down? Nope. He was happy with the small amount he earned to send to his "friends" in Kenya. Disappointed you didn't drive by Railey's stand? Railey's aunt set-up a virtual lemonade stand to help her nephew and his "friends" in Kenya out.  Buy a glass for $1.00 or click here for the full story.


2. Cool sisters, Delaney and Addie Kenney. On Make a Difference Day 2010, these sisters had an idea, a party with a purpose. What started out as forty young friends collaborating to support a local shelter for pregnant women turned into girls from all over the nation holding simultaneous almost-sleepover celebrations to make a difference in their communities. It's not too late to get involved. Click here for more info.

3. Cool sisters, Ruby and Amelia Sullivan (come on now, you know my kids are making the list). Inspired by those sweet Delaney girls, we are holding our own almost-sleepover on October 22, 2011. We attempted to include both sisters in this video, but it turned out to be Amelia discussing the almost-sleepover and Ruby singing "Mary Had a Little Lamb". So, here's just one Sullivan girl giving you the low down on the sleepoever and discussing the Flat Stanley activity that almost-sleepoever host girls are participating in.

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 *To clarify, our almost-sleepover is being held for the Rathbun Center in Asheville, NC.

What about you? Let's hear what the kids in your life are doing to notice others, big or small. Come on. Tell. Tell.



Sophyta said...

Hi Amy.
Good morning. Is it morning over there? Glad to know another early riser...

I'm mpressed with those little kids. What big hearts they have.

Over here, kids are normally roped in to clean up temples and schools. Besides the cleaning, they are also involved in charity work, helping their parents to sort things out at charity centres. One such centre is Tzu Chi.

Thanks for sharing.
Have a good day!

"Ima" said...

Love hearing about little kids doing things like this-it is always encouraging.
My 3 kids sold lemonade and cookies and gave the money to our church for an orphanage in Africa our church help start. Also, my oldest daughter started something at church called Lunches for Lulwanda. After church, anyone can buy sandwiches, chips, cookies, and a drink. All money goes to the orphanage-the first time they made over $1,000. I was so proud of her for coming up with the idea and seeing it through. They now do it every 4 months, and the children basically run it and organize it. The thing I am most proud of is that my daughter didn't want to take any credit for being the one who thought of it-she wanted it to be a group thing. Sorry for the book-I guess I'm proud of my kids:)

The Proverbial Shopper said...

Amy, this is awesome! Especially since kids get "bored" around this time of the summer. Put them to work doing something worthwhile! Excellent!

Amy Sullivan said...

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Wow, what a girl you have! You should be proud. Not only thinking of others, but then actually acting on those thoughts is huge for kids (and adults!).

amanda said...

Amy, I love these posts that remind us there's so much our families can do to make a difference! And please tell Amelia her outfit is stylin' and I hope the sleepover is a huge success!

Amy Sullivan said...

Oh, you know it. Stylin' for sure! said...

I have to say it again--I love your blog! Your ideas, your enthusiasm and your belief in making the world a better place simply shine, shine, shine through in everything you do!

Amy Sullivan said...

Thanks, Laurie.
We were just working on a draft of our guest list today. Getting psyched about the big party!

Sherri said...

Amy thank you for visiting esthersdestiny. Writing for shephedresource was great and maybe I'll get to do it again sometime. I have enjoyed checking out your blog and LOVE that you've included your daughter - very cute! I think what you're doing with your family is so important and wish more Moms would take the lead in helping their families learn how to serve. It's not something that comes naturally to most of us. You made such an important statement about how our own place of service will not be like anyone else's. I think our places of service change in different seasons of our lives, but there is always something God has for us to do. Thanks again for visiting my blog. I hope you'll be back. I have subscribed to yours so I can keep up with your progress. I know God will bless you and your family.

Renee said...

oh little Amelia! how i love her! let me count the ways.....

reason #57 - always sporting a cute thematic ensemble
reason #58 - offering 5 different ways of saying good-bye!

she's so cute! and even if it's not relevant to your blog, i really want a video of Ru singing about those lambs! i've got one of her doing ABCs and it's so cute....gotta share it w/you soon!

can't wait to hear how the sleepover goes! and let me know what i can do to help!!! :)

Cindy Bultema said...

You inspire me! My girls had a lemonade stand today, but only made $9. Thanks for keeping the great ideas before us. I am catching the vision!

Melody said...

Amy, this is a great post and I appreciate it so much. But I have to say that I'm feeling a bit guilty and selfish right now. I hostd a back to school party for some jr. high girls and regret that it never crossed my mind to collect money for a charity or mission. Dang.It. What was I thinking????? Instead? The girls brought $10 to make their own plates. I know there's nothing wrong with that but I still wish I had thought more strategicly about how our group could think of others. You have given me new vision for our little group when we get together a next time.

Amy Sullivan said...

Hosting jr high girls? That's completely unselfish! And plates are super fun. However, if you ever need ideas, I'm your girl. I could throw a bunch your way.

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