Talking to our students and children about subjects that may seem difficult for them to understand is an important concept in starting early. I have found that the subjects that I was not sure was really getting through to the students would come back later, with them speaking of them with authority.
A couple of months ago we talked about ‘CHARITY’. Days, weeks and now months later our students are still finding ways to demonstrate that they understand the concept of charity. Here is a student and his younger brother who have taken charity seriously and brought in their shoes that they have outgrown for Souls 4 Soles.
Souls 4 Soles is an organization that collects shoes for those millions of individuals around the world that do not have them. Some of the shoes are slightly used, some are brand new and supplied by manufacturers from around the world. Balanced Life Skills started our relationship with them through the efforts of Brian Williams and the Think Kindness organization.
Along with Balanced Life Skills, several high schools from the area have supplied over $10,000.00 to help pay for the delivery of shoes around the world along with over 10,000 pairs of shoes. Teaching our children young to be concerned about their neighbors in the world, and to grow in their desire to give to those in need.