Friday, November 6, 2009

Box of Joy- Service Idea

I had a dear friend loose a loved one recently and was inspired to do something for her and her family.  I invited people around her community who wished to participate to contribute something to a "Box of Joy".  Contributions included gift certificates, new games, cookie cutters and supplies, books, craft projects, fun foods, fun stories, family night activities, coloring books, and money.  The purpose was to help this family feel an abundance of love from those around them and to give them something fun to look forward to.  Our prayers are with this sweet family.  We hope they can find joy in their new journey.

*It may be fun to individually wrap each item.


Melissa said...

That is a great idea! Much more sentimental than a greeting card. Thanks for sharing.

Rachelle said...

This is such a great idea. I was thinking it could be done on any level-- you could do a smaller box for someone having a bad day all the way up to a big box like yours. This really gives me a good reminder to look out for who might need a little love and cheer!