Things are getting exciting here. A buzz of owenge energy. My amazing Little Warrior angels have been busy helping … tracing, cutting, organizing, counting little beads. All of this in preparation for Saturday – the 3rd annual Little Warrior Christmas Ornament Drive!
These early Saturday mornings are magical. The children are excited, the room is booming with sound, the glue is flowing and the sequins are everywhere. Absolute magic! Little hands leave covered in magic marker and love in their hearts. I love the smile on all the kid’s faces … even the tears of the little one who realize they aren’t taking their project home with them. It’s all about the learning. About giving love to others. The kids take such pride in their work – carefully writing their name and age on the back of each ornament. They run from table to table, seeing how many stars they can earn. They are proud as their number of completed ornaments gets higher and higher.
Volunteers give an entire morning teaching little ones. Coaching the children on not only to how to make the ornaments but also the importance of what they are doing. Parents spend time with their children on their laps, helping them trace their hands … all to make a stranger’s Christmas a little brighter.
I’m getting excited about Saturday. I hope you’ll bring your little ones by! Bring your grandkids, nieces/nephews, godchild or any special little one! Come see what it’s all about. Come any time between 9am – noon. Come when you can and leave when you must. There is no time limit or requirement. Make 1 ornament or make them all 6 times 🙂
For all the details and to register visit: www.owenslittlewarriors.com or email email@example.com with any questions! See you soon!
I’m excited to announce the next Little Warrior event – the 2nd annual Christmas ornament drive benefiting the Interfaith Organization of Waukesha. I have such wonderful memories of last year’s event, I just can’t wait to see the turn out this year! It’s going to be bigger & better!! So please, please, please register your kids, your friend’s kids, grand-kids, nieces, nephews, girl/boy scout troops, godchildren – all are welcome!
We will have 4-5 different ornament stations that you and your child(ren) can visit. Pick one that you love or make one of each! The projects are designed so that ALL ages can participate. Last time we had 2 year olds all the way up to teenagers participate. It truly is fun for the whole family.
I personally invite each of you to join me (and all the Little Warrior volunteers) on November 17th (10am-12pm) at Ascension Lutheran Church – 1415 Dopp Street, Waukesha. Please don’t feel that you have to be a believer to participate – this project isn’t a “christian thing” – it’s a “human thing”. You just need to have a desire to help people – and the want to teach kids the importance of service to one another.
*Registration is appreciated – but not required
For complete details on the project visit: www.owenslittlewarriors.com
DOWNLOAD A FLYER HERE – Print one for your fridge 🙂 Could you also help spread the word about Owen’s service project? Post a flyer at the library, at your work, or your church, etc.
If you’re still not convinced, here is some food for thought on why joining us could be life changing — All of us at one point or another will need someone to help us. By involving children in volunteerism at a young age, you are helping to create their perception of the world. Plant the seed in them that they can make a difference. Teach them to be Little Warriors who fight for the good in this world.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments – I love to hear from you all!
To say that the Little Warrior & Supermoms of Ascension’s event this past weekend was a success would be an understatement! We had about 40 kids with their parents come and join in on the fun. There were members of my church, those who have participated in previous Little Warrior events, a daisy troop – families of all kinds! I was amazed at how many people were brought together to serve the same purpose. At the end of the day we made 238 completed bags for the Hope Center. There are a ton of items also being donated on their own. Not to mention we raised about $140 in our bake sale!
I want to thank each and every one of you who donated your time and money to this project. Even if you donated your secret stash of hotel shampoos and conditioners – thank you! Not only have you made a difference in a stranger’s life, but you also helped keep Owen’s fight alive. He fought for ‘life’ while he was here on earth, and we are continuing to fight for what is ‘good’ in his memory.
I can’t describe what goes through my mind during these events. I suppose it’s a lot of things – what needs to happen next, are my kids being behaving? But it’s also this sense of calmness and knowledge that I am where I’m supposed to be. Running these events brings me such joy and purpose out of life. I’m honored to have this opportunity and instrument to use in life. Thank you so much for helping me feel meaningful.
I was one proud mama this weekend! Owen, I love you – mom is proud of you!
Here are some pictures from the day: