I’m really excited about starting traditions with my children . I feel it’s a great vehicle for creating everlasting and impactful memories. Over our spring break getaway we came up with this one and I think we’ve now found ourselves an inspiring tradition, which also teaches my children the importance of giving. We decided to set up a popsicle stand and agreed that all the proceeds raised would go to an organization that my family and I love and support, Room to Grow .
I loved having my two younger girls involved so that they can begin to understand the term and importance of giving back from a young age. They hear a lot about Room to Grow from me as all their items are donated to this charity, so they were so excited they could be a part of something that means a lot to me.
What made this whole experience even sweeter was that my three step-daughters—Rumer, Scout and Tallulah—also participated. Where Room to Grow is a new charity to them, they were so thrilled to learn all about this wonderful cause and in their always supportive mode, jumped on board to help facilitate their little sisters’ popsicle stand. With the help of the wonderful staff from the hotel on the island where we were vacationing, they got the word out to the guests with children, that we were hosting this fun event to benefit Room to Grow at our place and boom! We were in business!
I loved having my two younger girls involved so that they can begin to understand the term and importance of giving back from a young age...
We had two ice pop flavors to offer—peach and fruit punch. Let me say what a turnout and big hit it was! We made $500, which we were all very proud of, and of course, Room to Grow were so appreciative (as they always are) when I gave them the good news.
You’ll be hearing a lot more from me regarding Room to Grow and why I adore this charity in the coming weeks. Their big spring benefit is around the corner on April 14th and tickets are still up for grabs ! There are also other ways to donate to them too. If you’re in the New York or Boston area they are accepting your new to lightly used baby/kids items from clothes, to books, to strollers, etc.
What charity do you love and support? Are you able to involve your kids in it as well?