Oct 6 2015
A Birthday Tradition
Post by sara albers

Start a birthday tradition with your child and donate their outgrown clothes and toys.

It’s October – birthday month for my girl. Harper will be turning eight, which is so hard to believe. We have a few birthday traditions leading up to the special day; make a birthday countdown chain, plan her birthday party, and go through her room to select toys and clothes to donate that she has outgrown. I love that it’s an annual event to go through Harper’s toys and pick out things that she’s ready to part with to give to a child in need.

I am excited to be partnering with Glad today to share their amazing program to make donating to others easy using their Glad to Give program. You then can schedule a free donation pickup by the charity of your choice through the site.

Harper and I enjoy dropping off her things to a local women’s and children shelter in San Francisco. It has been a wonderful learning experience for Harper to share her toys with children who are less fortunate. Using a big event like a birthday has been a great way to instill the importance of giving. She’s proud of the bag of toys and clothes she brings to the shelter. It’s a pretty amazing thing to see her feel empowered to give. This will continue to be a birthday tradition for years to come.

Start a birthday tradition with your child and donate their outgrown clothes and toys.

Start a birthday tradition with your child and donate their outgrown clothes and toys.

Start a birthday tradition with your child and donate their outgrown clothes and toys.

More resources on giving: The Giving Book: Open the Door to a Lifetime of Giving and Teach your children giving article.

Photos by Sara Albers.

This post is sponsored by Glad. Thank you for supporting the brands that help support Alice & Lois.

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  • NameLindsay - Shrimp Salad CircusOctober 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    What a sweet tradition! It’s so important to instill giving early. <3