last month's BackPack Program donation. Throughout the month of October I had 103 comments, equaling a $51.50 donation to help students in my local community have food for the weekend. Thank you for all of the comments!
In October I'm continuing my efforts to help children in need by donating $0.50 for every comment made on my blog to the Project Night Night organization.
I think all parents can understand how hard it can be to have your children go to bed away from home. This was the observation of Project Night Night founder, Kendra Stitt Robins when she was on vacation with her husband and then one year old son. While they loved going on family trips, their son was disoriented by being away from home and didn't sleep well. And when their son didn't sleep well, they didn't sleep well. Kendra discovered the key to help the situation was that her son needed his blanket, stuffed monkey, and to be read Goodnight Moon (for the 1001st time). With these comfort items and nighttime book reading ritual, their son slept soundly and contently no matter where they traveled.
Kendra then thought about how children without permanent homes and without access to comfort items like her son's, would have a hard time being content and sleeping at night. She discussed the problem with her husband and their answer seemed practical and obvious to them; they created a non-profit organization to supply these comfort items to homeless children. The organization began in 2005 in the San Francisco Bay area, to serving 25,000 children annually in shelters across the United States with the help of 10,000 volunteers today.
So help me, help this program, that is helping homeless children nationwide by commenting all month long! Have you heard of Project Night Night before? Be sure to check out what shelters they are currently helping in your area to see how you can help out! Remember to Comment for a Cause!