Nine-year-old Andrew came home from school excited about the Thanksgiving food drive. His mother, Laura, suggested, "Why don't you make a flyer asking the neighbors to help? You can tell them when you'll be by to collect, and maybe they can help you give to more people." Andrew went from house to house, explaining the project and leaving a flyer as a reminder. Four days later, he set out to collect with his red wagon and came back loaded with food. From this, he learned how to invite others to serve and multiply his efforts.
Copyright © 2008 by Laura L. Groves. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com. This article first appeared in the November 2008 issue of Focus on Your Child Tween Ages newsletter in "Seven Ways to Focus on Others."
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