I have hesitated to post in this thread. You all are doing/have done such wonderful things. I am humbled by you all. I was taught from my childhood that it's better to do your good deeds in secret so that you don't get all proud of what you're doing. Altruism, and all that.....
with that said, I will indicate that I'm always able to find children in need of something, and since I have children, I can spare some of their old things for those kids in need. remember, I work in a school.
one year, a little girl here at school wrote a letter to Santa, a class assignment. In her letter, she requested a Bible. I worked with the classroom teacher, another friend, and together we were able to give her an age appropriate Bible, anonymously. It was wrapped, with a note from Santa (and the famous picture of Santa kneeling at the manger) and hidden in her bookbag. I can honestly say that I do not know what her reaction was, or that of her parents. there was great satisfaction in being able to fulfill that little girl's wish, and do so in a way that brought me absolutely no honor or praise from anyone else.