Who would have thought giving gifts away could be so difficult for my kids!
They have no problem giving gifts to friends or family. They totally enjoy treating their friends and even their siblings (sometimes).
I recognize now that the kids have a comfort level and approaching a stranger pushes them beyond their comfort. So rather than make this challenge feel like a chore which is contrary to what I want this challenge to be for my family, I improvised.
Today I chose to donate to the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency). For the third time, matching funds were available to extend my gift.
I gave a gift to help exhausted refugee families, many with children who are fleeing persecution and conflict. As winter approaches, more support is needed urgently to continue saving lives and protecting families forced to flee their home.
Our gift to strangers.