Saving the Animals – one Birthday at a time!

October 16, 2010 at 9:07 pm Leave a comment

Every mom has those moments when they think they couldn’t be more proud of their children. One of those moments happened to me about a month ago while planning for my son’s 8th birthday. He LOVES animals! Has since he was a baby. And I mean, L*O*V*E*S them, all animals. So, when trying to come up with a theme for this years party, it seemed like a no-brainer to make it a Jungle Safari party (can’t believe it has taken me 8 years to come up with that one!).

As excited as I was to begin planning this party, I had no idea just how amazing it would be until one afternoon Alex told me that he wanted to adopt an endangered animal for his birthday. As we talked about this, we decided that we would ask his friends to bring a small donation instead of presents to his party. Then, he would choose an animal from the Columbus Zoo to adopt, send a picture and note to all of his friends, and then they can ALL go an visit “their” animal anytime they want.

How AMAZING is this 8 year old boy?!?!

So, here is your Inspirational Tip … encourage your children to get involved with something that they LOVE and find a way to help them use their passion to help others (whether it’s people, animals or community). The lasting effects of such charity will be felt longer and further than you can even imagine.

Thank you Alex, for being someone that I admire and look up to each and every day!

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