Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Give a Day. Get a Day.

Dustin really wants to take the kiddos to Disneyland this year.  Little E has never been but seems to know everything about it.  I guess that's what happens when you have older siblings.  So when I heard about Give a Day. Get a Day, I thought what a perfect opportunity to have the kiddos earn their ticket by serving.  The idea is that if you give a day of service you get a free ticket to Disneyland.  We decided on Treasures 4 Teachers.  You get a shoe size box and fill it with fun school supplies and a personalized note for a teacher.  The kids loved shopping for the supplies, they love doing it at the begining of the year  for themselves also!  I have to admit so do I.  The age limit is 6 so Little E didn't get to make one of her own, but she helped Mama. 

We brought it all home put the boxes together and wrapped them up like a gift.  It was just a small service but a lot of fun for our family.

My sisters family did it also and we went together to drop off the gifts.  I could not believe what I saw when we walked in.  A huge warehouse stacked wall to wall, ceiling to floor with wrapped boxes for teachers!  WOW!  What a huge gift for those teachers and such a small act of service for our family.

About four days later we got our ticket vouchers



Annie and Clayton Evans said...

That is so awesome and I am super jealous!! What a great idea, I hope you have a blast at disneyland!!

Mamma Corleone said...

This is such a great idea. When I have seen the Disney commercials, I have thought that most things would be for adults etc. But this is perfect for children. Great, great idea.

Kelly said...

SO JEALOUS!! I had been checking online every day to see if there was something me and the kids could do for that, and was lloking for the teacher box!! I must have missed it that day!! And now it's to late and all over!! So sad!! Thx for the call letting me know it was available!! HA, HA, Ha.... have fun!

heather said...

what a fun thing and a great way to teach the "blessings" of service! :)

Jenn said...

Awesome! We'll be there at the end of April. What about you guys? I bet the kids can't wait!

the bates motel said...

SO sad i dropped the ball on that! that's awesome that you guys did that! what a fun family experience and then how fun to get free passes to dland! since you need to take a loan out to go there! lol.