Pour It Forward

I don’t know about you, but December really snuck up on me! I kept thinking I had another whole week of November after Thanksgiving, but after I had been revived from my turkey coma December was right there – BAM! The Big, Bright Light Show has really been beautiful the last several days. I absolutely love seeing it and am looking forward to hanging out downtown this weekend with my kids. If that doesn’t put you in the Christmas spirit ,then I don’t know what will.

Every year, usually sometime in November, I receive a Samaritan’s Purse Christmas catalog. This catalog lists different ways you can buy a gift for a family in need in an impoverished country. It’ll break your heart to compare your own Christmas list to the gifts listed in this catalog. Last year my son was astonished to see that some children don’t get to drink milk everyday, or ever, for that matter. It was so difficult to see him try to process this thought. It is always a difficult, yet rewarding task, to look through this catalog with my children. It helps them value what they have and also gives them an opportunity to help others. pour it forward

I have such a heart to help children and families and while I love being able to support Samaritan’s Purse, I am always looking for ways to help our children here in America. I recently stumbled upon the Pour It Forward Campaign, which is the perfect opportunity to provide fresh milk for families in need. Kroger has partnered with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan to offer customers the ability to donate money specifically for milk. You simply purchase a paper gallon slip and an actual gallon of milk will be donated in it’s place. Pretty simple and so wonderful! I hope you can provide a gallon of milk for a family in need this holiday season.

About Meghan Zeile

Mom-in-the-know and local writer for Rochester Media. Always looking for tips with kids, family life, and fun local adventures. Contact at [email protected]

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