Kids Helping Kids

by This is Carrie on December 14, 2009

When we told Princess her 3 year old cousin was recently diagnosed with leukemia, she immediately added him into her nightly prayers. Then, a week or so later, she came to me with a handwritten, seven-month plan to raise money to help all the “sick kids”.
After speaking with my sister and the hospital, it was decided that Princess would use the money raised to buy craft kits for the kids at the hospital who are there for treatment–something fun to do while laying in bed.

Month 1: Collecting cans and bottles to recycle.

With her flyer passed out at school, church and to the neighbors she rallied so many kids, she was able to collect $31.14 in recyclables in 2 weeks.


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Overflowing Brain December 14, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Today is the first time I've read and I had to comment. Not only is that just such a wonderful thing, but my husband also works at that hospital (he's a first year pediatrics resident).

If he can help in any way with what your daughter is doing, please don't hesitate to email me and let me know.


clg0513 December 14, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Please put a paypal link up..I would like to donate to your daughter!!!

rebecca December 14, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Wow, Carrie. What a smart and giving daughter you're raising. I'm not surprised. So sorry to hear about your nephew.

iheartkiwi December 15, 2009 at 12:09 am

how beautiful! what a sweet and wonderful girl you are raising. you can add my prayers to the list as well.

i just had to come and say hi, seeing as i am a fellow brie! (like the cheese)

LB3K December 15, 2009 at 1:31 am

That is so awesome! Yes, please let us donate a couple dollars via PayPal. . . She sure is spunky!

Zinone December 15, 2009 at 1:57 am

LOVE the heart on that girl! She is amazing! Just like her mama…

Jen December 15, 2009 at 2:21 am

She's a keeper….and if you ever don't want her…I'll take her!!!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou December 15, 2009 at 4:55 am

i think that's absolutely wonderful. more kids need exposure to something like this.

LMT December 15, 2009 at 5:14 am

Can we call that personal revelation to your Princess? I think so, how cool that she prayed and came up with that outstanding idea. I am so impressed and inspired.

Kathi D December 15, 2009 at 5:42 am

What a lovely girl! She must have had some good raisin'!

lottebees December 15, 2009 at 10:13 am

and they say children dont really understand a lot. Clearly not true.
Its wonderfull what people can do when they put their minds to it.

justbe December 15, 2009 at 11:25 am

What a lovely idea…you should be proud of her, you are raising a wonderful person. God bless you all

Kage December 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm

W-O-W That's some nature and nurture all rolled into one. Proud of lil Princess and praying for cousin.

Erin December 15, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Definitely put up a paypal link – and tell your daughter that she will be our topic of conversation at family dinner tonight as an example of the wonderfully good things that kids can do.

Shannon December 15, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Oh my goodness, I am in love with the spirit of children! They are the true world changers, aren't they? They see a need and immediately jump to fill it. Please tell your daughter how wonderful she is!

Sara December 15, 2009 at 8:47 pm

You done good, mama. Princess is one of my favorite people on the planet – always has been. And may I say, like mother like daughter :)

I agree with the other readers, add a Paypal link up – I'll gladly donate :)

Beth December 15, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Wow. My eyes filled up reading her hand written note. That's amazing. And yes – I agree with Sara on the pay pal. Or she could start her own blog for her work or something.

Casey December 16, 2009 at 2:55 am

That is awesome! What great kids. You could also encourage the parents to put themselves on the National Marrow Donor Registry. Your nephew? might not need a marrow transplant but so many people do and you never know who might be a good match. Sometimes all they need is platelets or plasma too. My husband and I put ourselves on the list 5 years ago at a blood drive because I couldn't donate blood that day. 2 years ago just before Christmas we get a package saying he's a match for a man with acute myologenous lukemia, last summer (not this year but 2008) we drove up to NC to Duke and he donated bone marrow to this total stranger and as far as we know saved his life. It was an amazing experience, cost us nothing but some time and him a bit of pain and saved someone's life.

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