One of the things I love most about my husband is that he is always faithful in everything he does. Over the years he’s taught me a lot about what it means to be a good steward of our time, money, resources, and this earth.
One of our family mottos is, “We can’t save the whole world, but we can help the one in front of us.” That may seem like a broad statement, but let me explain our thinking.
For the average person, sometimes we think that there’s not much we can do to make a difference in the world. We get up, go about our day, do the best we can, but not feeling like the things we do really matter in the grand scheme of things.
And maybe most of us will never be considered a hero in the news, find the cure for a disease, or be a missionary in a foreign land. But there are things we can do every day that will mean something to someone.
In our family this plays out when we save money in a little cardboard bank that sits on our dining room table to help build churches in other countries. Or when we work at the community center moving boxes of clothing to give away to the poverty stricken people of Appalachia. Or when we find an abandoned animal and bring him home to feed and care for until we can find a permanent home for him.
It’s the little things that add up to make a big difference.
Box Tops for Education
As you probably already know, we’ve been homeschooling for over 17 years now. But we still save Box Tops for Education and have been for years. We don’t save them for ourselves. We save them for the elementary school in town. Every few weeks my husband will stop by the school and drop off our collection.
See, we believe in being good stewards of that which is in our possession or before us. We regularly buy products from General Mills with the Box Tops for Education™. And instead of throwing the money in the trash, we made the decision to bless another school with that cash.
- Each Box Tops are worth $0.10 for your child’s school. 10 Box Tops equals $1.00!
- Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings programs.
- Over 80,000 K-8 schools can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need.
- Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools since the launch of the program in 1996.
It’s not hard – anytime you see the little Box Tops for Education label on a box, cut it off and keep it in a special place. When we collect enough of them, we’ll drop them off at the school.
If you’re a homeschooling family like we are, don’t forget that your local public school, Church school and/or your Christian school can also benefit from them.
If your using these products anyway – I mean, who doesn’t eat Cherrios??? – why not bless your own child’s school or another school in your neighborhood?
How do you make a difference in your world?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.
Homemaking is so much more than cleaning a house, cooking food, and making sure your family has clothes to wear. Homemaking is about nurturing a spirit of warmth, comfort, and love in your home.