|My daughter, "the charmer", Cherysh.|
"Mommy, are there little girls like me at the shelter?"
"Yes, honey, there are," I replied.
She sat there for a minute in deep contemplation of this revelation she had discovered and finally said, "Mommy, I want to do something for the little girls to make them feel pretty, too."
|Sparkly green and hot pink beaded bracelet.|
After some discussion, she came up with the idea to make jewelry for the little girls at the shelter with her new bead kit she had just received from her Godmother, Amber. I thought this was a terrific idea and told her we could even take it one step further and she could also sell her jewelry, giving 50% of the proceeds to the shelter. That way she was helping the little girls and their mothers, too. So, once we had our plan in place, Cherysh began making jewelry first for the little girls. These are a couple pieces she came up with and I must say they are pretty good! We made it a family affair and I helped her with the fasteners, but these are her designs. I told her for her next birthday maybe I would get her a "professional" kit with the glass beads, sturdy wire, and all the fixings, that way she could make some new designs.
|Anklet featuring a rose as the center piece.|
Anyway, it got me thinking and I want this week's challenge to inspire you from "out the mouths of babes." There are little girls and little boys who live in these shelters and I don't want to forget about them. Kids love little trinkets of all sorts, maybe you have an idea that would make someone's day a bit brighter. That's what I love about The Compassion Fashion Project is giving doesn't have to be in big doses, sometimes it's the "smaller" acts of kindness that mean the most.
|We even made Cherysh some business cards!|