One day at Birthline, a mom came in with her 3 children. She needed some material support to get through the month. She shared with our volunteer, Camille, that her oldest son was turning 8 and she had no money to buy him a gift. We looked around the office but we had no age appropriate toys.
Camille was inspired by the Holy Spirit to involve her grandsons aged 11, 8, 6 & 2. They clean out their toys for Lent at their home in LA. Camille told the boys what was needed. They all worked together (nothing short of a miracle for brothers!) and created a great Hot Wheels game for the child's birthday including writing out the instructions on how to play the game! They gave extra cars that Camille put in a great toy car case found at a consignment shop.
This needy mom is coming in after Easter to pick up this generous birthday gift for her son. No doubt he will be thrilled!
What a joy to see brothers working together to provide a great gift for one of our Birthline clients. The boys are awaiting word on how the birthday present is received and if the little 8 year old needs more help with the instructions!
When this grateful family we are helping, gets back on their feet, they will continue the circle of giving & kindness and do the same for someone else. We, at Birthline are blessed with so many opportunities to give and what a double blessing to teach the joy of giving to our children and grandchildren.
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