Saturday, November 22, 2008

A good lesson for today's youth

RAPTOR, Inc. has been asked to participate in something really interesting.

Beth Adam, a local Humanistic synagogue, is having a "Mitzvah Mall", to focus kids' attention on giving rather than receiving.

How it works: Students of the synagogue's Religious School will be allowed to "shop" around the event and choose which organization gets their donation. A card will be filled out for the student to give to someone for the holidays. Isn't that a nice idea?

If you are in the area, come check it out:
December 7th, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
The students will be "shopping" the first hour and the public is invited for the second hour.

So basically, the students will "shop" around the displays and decide which organization they will donate to. Every organization sends in a wish-list so the students can study it and plan out who is going to get their donation.

Here's our wish-list:

$1.00: material to construct a sisal perch
$2.00: food for a screech owl for a week
$5.00: food for a great horned owl or red-tailed hawk for a week
$25.00: medicine to treat an injured bird of prey, or material to construct either a wooden perch or a heated perch

Let's see....I bring an awesome raptor or two and my effervescent personality....think I can get some donations out of those kids?

: )


Lynne said...

That's such a neat idea. Given a chance and a focus, people (and that includes kids) will rise to the occasion. I hope Raptor and your birds benefit!

NatureWoman said...

What a great idea. I think you and your bewds can get some good donations!

NCmountainwoman said...

Anything that encourages students to think of giving is a wonderful thing. I love the idea and hope for lots of success.

KGMom said...

So, Lynne already said it (she does that alot--says what I was going to say). What a neat idea.
Anything that helps kids to see beyond themselves--a good thing.

Mary said...

You will get them, Susan. NO DOUBT!

Do your thing and bring out the best of kids. They need you.


Kathiesbirds said...

What a great idea!

RuthieJ said...

What a cool idea! I think more emphasis needs to be put on giving rather than receiving--especially for kids. And I like the fact that the items you list are not very expensive and well within the range that some kids could afford, plus getting to see the birds that benefit would be pretty neat too.