I am and always have been so proud of my children. They never miss an opportunity to give back to others, and even when we’ve been down on our luck ourselves, even after a period of homelessness, they’ve always thought of ways to contribute. For her 16th birthday, my daughter collected funds and supplies to make gift bags of hygiene items for the homeless. We traveled to NYC and passed them out to people living on the streets. Some of them chatted with us, sharing their stories, others talked about the weather, or asked us questions about ourselves, but ALL were grateful.
My 11 year old son raised over $800 to support St. Jude for his school. It was a tough year for him, struggling from not having a father in his life at a time when boys can really use their dads, and bullying at school, on top of a head injury that had made things more difficult for him. He decided on his own that he wanted to put his energy into this St. Jude fundraiser, in part because we have a friend who had a son the same age, but she lost him to cancer.
And now my little one… the youngest, my kindergartner, who has been watching his older siblings for the few short years he’s been alive. He has always had a sweet, kind heart. He’s very sensitive, loves nature, and is very thoughtful and caring. When I drop him off for school every morning, he always wishes ME a “great day”. This fundraiser is just one more example of his kind heart and how he truly desires to do for others.
So, that’s why I am asking for your help. He has a big goal and he’s asked everyone he knows, but he just doesn’t know that many people. Isaiah only has a few days left to raise funds before the big event. He’s still FAR off his goal, as is the school. We’d love any donations and shares to help.
The Goal: My son has set a goal to raise $1,000.00 for the American Heart Association as he jumps rope with his school. You can still donate through his fundraiser page, even after he has the event at his school. I was told we can continue to collect funds until the end of February, so feel free to share!
What is it? He’s raising money for the Amercian Heart Association and his school through #JumpRopeforHeart Can you make a small donation, or share with your network, in case someone else can?
Isaiah is doing his very first Jump Rope for Heart (he’s in Kindergarten) and he would love your help raising funds for the American Heart Association. Your donations also help his school get new PE equipment so the students can keep their own hearts healthy.
This is his first fundraiser ever and he’s really excited about it!
I hope that you can help him reach his goal by donating and/or sharing. Every dollar helps so no amount is too small. We are so grateful to you for your help in whatever way you feel called. 🤗❤
My boy is a big fan of Imagine Dragons and he picked this song as his theme song for the fundraiser and event. Some have told him that his goal is “too high” for a little kid, but that won’t stop him. I love to see his excitement and determination. It makes my heart very happy that he loves to help others.
I’ve always tried to teach my kids that lesson – both in words and in action. They supported me fully when I donated my kidney (almost two years ago now) and that was a big decision to make as a single mom. But, they were on board every step of the way.
“First things first
I’ma say all the words inside my head
I’m fired up and tired of the way that things have been, oh ooh
The way that things have been, oh ooh
Second, don’t you tell me what you think that I can be
I’m the one at the sail, I’m the master of my sea, oh ooh
The master of my sea, oh ooh”
You know what? This song is perfect for his cause. I absolutely believe he can do it, and even if he comes up short on his monetary goal, he’s still a winner. Seeing young people take BIG action on goals like this to help their community is so heartwarming. Seeing others step up to help with this goal is wonderful. If we want to change the world in a positive way, we need only to support our youth. They are, of course, the future of our world.
You can donate here:
Direct link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/IsaiahJump4Hearts