After school today, my parents and I spent about an hour and a half shopping at Target. We bought lots of toys and goodies for my gift bag project for Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. The shopping cart was chuck full and it made us feel a little weird knowing that lots of people don’t even have jobs this year. But at least we knew the gifts are going for kids who are in the hospital during Christmas this year and maybe getting a bagful of fun things might make their time in the hospital not quite so bad.
I’ll be going down to San Diego on Dec. 19 to deliver all of the bags. There is so much stuff, we’re getting worried that my dad’s car might not hold all of the bags. I have 50 bags but we also have a bunch of other things like board games and toys for their community playroom that all the kids can use. My mom said we might have to rent a small pickup or something just to get everything down there in one trip.
Then after I play Santa at the hospital, the NBC station in San Diego (KNSD 39) has invited me to be on their 4pm news. I hope lots of people watch and maybe if they can donate even just a little to some charity, then it’s worth it. Even the smallest thing can make a difference in someone else’s life. You just never know.