Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Introducing the Moonjar Season for Sharing Giveaway Contest!

The Moonjar mission to encourage communication about money and empower children and families with basic life skills of saving, spending and sharing is truly taken to heart in my home of three kids, ages 15, 13 and 11. In fact, it has become a Thanksgiving holiday tradition for my family to “SHARE” by serving a meal during the community-building and dinner hour at the Recovery CafĂ© (http://www.recoverycafe.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=46) in Seattle. This year is no exception as we helped prepare and serve a Thanksgiving meal to give back to those in need during a time of the year when the need for sharing is greatest.

Since this year was marked by the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, we at Moonjar want to know how other families are giving back this holiday season so that their stories of sharing can be rewarded and most importantly, inspire other families to give back as well. To collect these stories, we’ve launched the first-ever Moonjar Season for Sharing giveaway program. In this program, we are asking bloggers to help us collect stories of family giving this holiday season. Each participating blog asks their readers to submit their stories of how their families are giving back during the holidays. We are offering one Standard Moonjar Moneybox to be given away to one family per contest as thanks for giving back and spreading the “SHARE” message this holiday season.

We’re also hosting the contest on this blog, so share your story of how your family is giving back this season in the comment field for a chance to win a Standard Moonjar Moneybox! The winner will be selected at random and posted on December 4, 2009!

We’re looking forward to hearing your inspiring stories of family giving this holiday season!


CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

Giving to others is a core value that I hold, and of course I want to pass it on to my own children.
I think it is important to give sacrificially, not only out of your excess/surplus, but to give in a way that you "feel" it. Of course there is joy in giving as well. Besides raising my children in an undeveloped country where they are daily confronted with their richness in contrast to the local populace, we have of course given money, time, and things to drug rehab centers, poor villages (including an entire village without a single pair of shoes!), and children's homes.

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Joannof10 said...

We try to instill the spirit of giving to the kids by sorting through our toys and picking toys to give to the "Share a Caring Christmas" program. The kids know to choose nice toys, that other children would be very happy to receive, not something broken or unsuitable for others. This is hard for them, but in the long run, it gives them happiness.

Laureen said...

We participated in the local food donation drives and will be buying gifts for children in need during the holidays as we did last year. My daughter chose a couple of charities to have guests at her birthday party donate to instead of presents for her.

Thanks for the chance to win!

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

rosannepm said...

We go to a Catholic church which give 10% of it's weekly giving to various charities in the community. They do this all year long every year. In spite of having our income cut in half from the economy we continued to give what we always do. Our city has 18% unemployment so some giving has been down. We also collect food and baby items every month. It's not just at Christmas but all year. At Christmas we provide everything for families selected by Catholic charities such as food clothing, gifts etc. rosans4@comcast.net

Darcie said...

My daughter and I know what it is like to be in need, so we adopted a family. My daughter got to pick out several toys and clothes for our adopted family. She knows the happiness that she will bring to a family that would otherwise not have a Christmas.

rainmommy said...

What we are doing is makeing up care packages for soldures in iraque who do not have a family

cstironkat said...

My family and I are walking in the Jingle Bell dog walk this weekend. It raises money for the Metro Humane Society. We donated food to our schools food drive, and now we will be donating toys and stocking stuffers to toy drive.
We are donating mittens to the giving tree which is decorated with hats, and mittens too.
Then we will start baking for our church's cookie walk. Our church sells homemade cookies to raise money.