Thank you so much for joining in The Quarter Challenge! On Saturday night, my family got together with wonderful friends to participate. It was so much fun! One of the reasons I love this concept so much is that both children and adults can get involved in spreading kindness.
First, we visited our local hospital and went to the ER. We taped quarters and small notes of encouragement on the vending machines. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall after we left! The ER was packed that night, and I’m hoping our quarters were a blessing to those who likely ended up waiting there for several hours.
Then we headed to Walmart. My kids, like most children, LOVE the coin-operated machines in front of the store, and we had fun leaving quarters behind for others to discover.
Now to be totally honest, it was a little bit hard for my kids to watch these quarters get left behind and not get to spend any of them. But as a mother, it gave me an opportunity to teach an important lesson about service. We talked about the kids who would be finding these coins and how excited it would make them. And then afterwards, we celebrated with pizza and soda because there are, in fact, rewards that come from serving.
Have you taken the challenge yet? We’d love to hear from you! Remember, in honor of this first challenge, we will be hosting a small giveaway to those who participate – the winner will get $10 donated to the charity of his or her choice! Details can be found here: http://www.letsdosomegoodtoday.com/2014/08/29/the-quarter-challenge/.
Thank you so much for participating! I hope this challenge is providing you with a simple way to serve, and that it brightens your day the way it brightened mine.