Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thinking about Haiti

On Friday we spent some time in school learning about Haiti. Michael happened to be at the library and was able to pick us up some books we could look at to give the kids an idea of what life is like on Haiti.

Afterward we compiled a poster, prayed together, and gave the kids an opportunity to donate some of their own money towards the relief efforts. I think it is hard for many of us to really comprehend the horror of it all, but every little bit of understanding makes a difference.

I decided rice and beans for lunch would be appropriate. We added cheese, which I don't think is authentic, but it meant we all actually ATE the lunch. :)

Our family has chosen to be apart of the relief efforts by supporting the work of Compassion, an organization we trust and have been connected with for a number of years.
I am amazed and impressed with all the support and generosity throughout the blogging community. Money Saving Mom has compiled a list of bloggers who are donating for every comment received, or otherwise participating in the relief effort. You can find her list here.

4 comments:

Coupon Teacher said...

Thank you for linking up!

Kim said...

I think it is wonderful that your children are donating too! Thank you for linking up!

Amy K said...

What a great unit study. I've been showing Meredith pictures and videos online and she has been very interested.

A Little Bunny said...

it is hard to explain or even really grasp what is going on.

eliot and i are big beans and rice fans. if you want to try again we use chicken stock to cook the rice in and add cumin and garlic salt. cheese, of course, brings it to the next level : )kevin won't touch it, heh.