Sunday, November 4, 2012

Christmas Bikes

Have I mentioned on here that we have been going to a new church? We are going to Bay Community in Mobile. We LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Changing churches is a BIG decision but we felt that it was the best decision for our family. 

Anyway, Bay is doing a thing called Merry Christmas Gulf Coast. This is a program where they buy bikes for kids who may not get anything for Christmas. You can sponsor one bike or 100 bikes. Our kids (like most kids) get WAY to much for Christmas. So this year we are giving back! $35 will buy one bike and as a family we donated but we also wanted to get the kids involved as well. We committed the 2 of them to buying 3 bikes with just their money. 

Well of course they don't have $105 laying around so they are having to work for it. 
We started a graph type thing to keep track of their progress. They actually are really excited about it! they helped Ryan clean out his shed and he gave them both $10 and then Uncle Jimmy (my sister's husband) gave them both $10 so they are at $40. They still have a ways to go but I know they'll get there.
Here they are cleaning out the shed. It was priceless and they loved coming in and filling in the graph for the money they earned. The other thing I love is that we will be involved in the whole process. From buying the bikes, to building them, to actually getting to help load/deliver them. I'm hoping that our kids will grow up being thankful for everything they have and knowing how great it is to give back to those in need. Does anyone need anything done that they can do to earn some money??
I would like to challenge anyone who is looking for a way to give back this Christmas to donate as well. Every little bit helps! You can go HERE for more details.

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