Introducing Little Warriors

So … a friend of mine came up with an idea that has us both feeling inspired.  Then “Little Warriors” was created!  It’s still a little bit of a work in progress, but isn’t everything in life?

When reading everyone’s responses to a previous post I’m Hungry, I heard loud and clear that readers and supports learned about hope through the blog.  Owen taught so much to adults about what it meant to be a warrior.  In addition, my family and I received so much in our time of need.  People from all over gave words of encouragement, meals, gifts, cards – the list continues.  How do I make sure that the next family who goes through sometime horrific are also taken care of – like we were?  How do I make sure anyone who is poor in spirit, hope, health, money are also taken care of?  Where do I even start?  We start by teaching our children how to take care of each other.  We instill the value of service on the future.  Children.  Just like Owen.  Just like Logan, Weston and Jaden.

Little Warriors is an organization that will provide parents an easy way to involve their children in service programs.  I try to do my best with Jaden, however it’s not easy.  It’s a lot of work.  What opportunities out there are suitable for my five year old?  Can they help in a soup kitchen?  Will he stand long enough to ring a bell for the Salvation Army?  Who do I call?  I learned through my recent bible study with the Supermom’s group at my church, that other moms had the same questions about how to involve their kids too.

When my friend, Sara, offered to help me get this idea off the ground, I felt like this was something I should do.  I needed to do.  I felt moved and motivated.  Now I’m just hoping it’s not a flop haha.

We are starting with a Little Warriors hosted service project – making ornaments for low income elderly in Waukesha County via the Interfaith Organization.  Kids come, make some handmade ornaments, maybe a new friend.  Little Warriors will pass along the ornaments to the Interfaith Organization of Waukesha county and they make the rest of the magic happen.  Each child will receive a thank you note following the event.  To really drive home that what they do makes a difference to someone.  Hopefully planting the seed of “desire to help” in those little one’s hearts.

Click here for complete details on the event.

If you’re not able to attend the service project, you can still participate!  We have posted a ‘wish list’ for craft materials.  Please email us at we.can.warriors@gmail.com if you have items you are able to donate.

For complete details on our event visit the Little Warriors link in the black header or click here.

We hope you are as excited about this opportunity as we are.  Owen – I hope you’re proud of what we are doing …

Love, Mel

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7 responses to “Introducing Little Warriors

  1. Susan V

    This is such a wonderful idea! May God bless you in your endeavor!

  2. that is a fantastic idea! I’ve got stuff to donate. Yeay!

  3. Stacy

    What a wonderful idea!! My family will be there!! I want to say that you continue to be such an inspiration to me. You are so thoughtful, creative and caring. I continue to be amazed at what a Warrior you are too. Your family must be incredibly proud of you. Thank you for continuing to allow us into your life and creating such wonderful family events for everyone to participate in. I would love to help out in anyway I can. Please let me know if I can help out further. Perhaps I will start with eating lots of Popsicles in an attempt to gather the sticks 🙂

    Stacy

  4. Amy

    Love the idea. I’ve often thought that’s an area that needs to be addressed. Unfortunately I don’t live near you, but I’d love it if there was something like that in my area. I’d love to get my 4 year old involved in giving back, but have no idea how to start. Most volunteering isn’t suitable for younger kids. Kudos to you and best of luck!

    • This is fantastic! I wish I lived near you so I could participate with my family. If you want help starting a Little Warriors in my town, please contact me. I will be moving to Idaho in February and would love to get something like this going in Boise. My son was stillborn and I know he gave his life so I could live to mother his sisters. Starting a Little Warriors in my town would be a great tribute to him and to all those who have lost babies. Please contact me by email or on Facebook
      Amy
      ladybugpanda@gmail.com

  5. Amy K.

    Love the idea. Wish there something like that close to us.

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