The holiday season is one of the best times of year to practice the art of generosity. Sure, you can give money to all sorts of non-profits. As parents, it can be more fun to do something a little more tangible as a family. Drum roll please…I present to you a fantastic Sacramento non-profit: Tubman House. Here is how they describe themselves:
“[Tubman House offers] 18 months of housing and support so that Sacramento County’s homeless, parenting or pregnant youth and their children can get busy living rather than surviving. Through Tubman House, young parents (18 to 21 years old) experience healthy living, intensive case management, parent coaching and educational support so that they leave prepared to be leaders in their own lives, and leaders in the lives of their children and communities.”
My family decided to make a “Welcome Tub” filled with items a young parent needs with when he/she enters Tubman House. Here is the list of supplies needed for a tub:
Towel & Washcloth: For Parent
Towel & Washcloth: For Child
Bed Sheets (twin)
Body wash, Shampoo/Conditioner: For parent
Shampoo/Conditioner (tear free): For child
Toothbrushes and paste for parent and child
Small First Aid Kit and Thermometer
Day Planner and Pens
Stuffed animal (gender neutral)
We hit up Target and were able to get everything for about $150. How rad is that!?
Generosity is definitely a virtue and character trait that needs to be modeled and encouraged for children (and even for adults like myself). I want my son to be a generous guy who thinks about the welfare of others.
We are helping our church partner for this cause as well, but if you want to put one of these tubs together ourself, you should! Then email: email@example.com and they will give you directions for delivering it to them.
Written by Mariah Cook, a mom and recovering selfish brat who lives in Sacramento.