Nate’s sixth birthday was definitely a memorable one for his friends, their families and especially me. When I was planning my son’s birthday party, I asked Nate if he wanted to fundraise with his friends for a local non-profit. After talking to Nate about various causes, I was pleasantly surprised that he picked the Red Cross on his own. To support his enthusiasm, I told him that our family would match whatever he raised. Boy, were we impressed! Over the past couple of years, I think Nate paid closer attention to disaster relief, tornadoes and hurricanes, and other tragedies in the news than I did. Nate was completely committed to the idea and did not leave any stone unturned. Nate made sure that all of his friends knew that he was collecting donations for the Red Cross. When Nate’s friends asked him what he wanted for his birthday, he responded, “donations for the Red Cross.” His friends and their families were extremely generous!
Last week, our family took Nathan to the Red Cross to donate the money that he raised with the help of his friends and their families. Nate raised an impressive $187.02, which our family matched, making Nate’s total gift to the Red Cross an amazing $374.04. Nate couldn’t stop smiling after he made his donation to the Red Cross. Our family is very proud of Nate’s efforts and excited to see what other organizations he wants to help when he turns seven.
Written By Kristin Miller