Kids Helping Other Kids Around the World
For the past three years, Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina has hosted a Vacation Bible School (VBS) collection for Episcopal Relief & Development. As part of their summer curriculum, they use various resources like the Abundant Life Garden Project ® that resonate with young people.
This year, the kids, from Kindergarten through 5th grade, were shown video clips about how kids in other parts of the world have trouble gaining access to clean water to wash their hands, cook food and for other necessary tasks.
“Our kids wanted to see where the collection went,” says the Rev. Nannette Woodworth, Associate Rector for Formation and Parish Life at Calvary Episcopal Church. “Getting to see other kids and how they live made them want to share from their own abundance.”
This outpouring of compassion came in the form of spare change from their allowances and piggy banks, which they combined to fill a mason jar in support of the work of Episcopal Relief & Development to provide healthy conditions for children and families around the world.
Thank you, Calvary VBS for your heart and generosity!
|Courtney Moore is the Manager, Creative Content, Episcopal Church Programs at Episcopal Relief & Development.|