In our area, the Pregnancy Help Center has "Bottle Time" where the area churches fill baby bottles with change to support the Center. I thought this would be an easy way for our family to help others and teach Buddy about giving. Buddy spotted the bottles after church on Sunday and wanted to know why they were in a basket. I explained that the bottles were going to be filled with money to help little babies and then showed him a filled bottle. I let him choose the bottle at church and we brought it home. Buddy got his bank, excited to "help babies", and began to fill our bottle with some of his change.
We used our family change jar to fill the bottle the rest of the way. Buddy had fun counting the money as he put it in.
Buddy was proud when we filled it up!
Teaching my children to help others through these opportunities is an easy way to let them know that God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7). The Lord has blessed our family and we can be used by Him to bless others. I want Buddy and Sweetpea to grow up to be selfless and to have a heart for those in need. Even at the young age of two, Buddy gladly gave what he could and I hope that he continues to have the heart of a cheerful giver!