Friday, January 15, 2010

FMSC

This was Sarah's first time she had no idea what we were going to do. Sometimes it is too hard to explain and they just need to experience it. She knew one of the girls but they quickly all had fun together. I am so glad she is beginning to connect up with other kids at the gatherings!

The kids had a blast! They were all giggles in the beginning! We had to work hard though because we wanted to feed as many people as possible!

We did have to pause for a few pics!

Our large group did a great job! It is so rewarding when you see the results of your work! It is so worth it! I think the cost per volunteer is what it would have cost them if the had to pay minimum wage to have this done (?). It was free to us.


45 of us from our local homeschool group went to Feed My Starving Children today! It is an incredibly wonderful volunteer opportunity in our area. We package food for countries where there is not enough food and people are starving. One of the main countries they send the packaged meals to is HAiti. It is usually a rice, dried vegetables and soy/chicken mixture but today we package their new formula for babies and countries with dysentery. Our efforts will go to El Salvador where many people are very sick. They are having an emergency packing session on Sunday so the can send more meals to Haiti.

It is so much fun because you work together in groups. You don't even need to know the people in your group to have fun. It is a little competitive because the tables want to see who can get the most boxes packed. The kids have fun because they are as important as the adults in the group and the get to measure, weigh and pour the ingredients. The youngest person there was about 7 yrs old and the oldest was about 75 yrs old! It is perfect for all ages!!

We have three sites in our area and there is another one in Illinois BUT hey have a bus and will come to you if you want to do this as a service project in you church or other group. This year they will have been in all 48 states! Check out the website!


6 comments:

Adeye said...

That is such a fabulous idea and a great place to volunteer. I wish there was one closer to us.

Love and hugs
Adeye

Karen said...

What an awesome opportunity! It sounds like you guys had a great time and helped out the needy too.

Sue said...

That is so awesome and what a rewarding thing to teach her.

TanyaLea said...

This is SO neat! I want to volunteer and do this sometime. It would be fun to bring the kids with me! What a rewarding day...in so many ways!! <><

Blessings,
~ Tanya

Karin said...

That is soooo cool!

Candice said...

My little town had the largest (mobile) event last spring that FMSC has done. It was over two days and was organized by our local pastors group and by our local Miss Title holder(Miss Minnesota/Miss America).
It was truly a life changing experience and our town has plans to do it even bigger next year. I can't wait!