Cards and Caring
    Footnotes

    “Cards and Caring,” Friend, May 2018

    Shine Your Light

    Cards and Caring

    a boy and his handmade cards

    Hi! My name is Brady. I live in California, USA. I shine my light by helping other kids.

    Wanting to Help

    My friend Ryder wanted to earn money to buy toys for children who need extra love and help. I wanted to do something to help too. I decided to make cards. I could sell them to friends, neighbors, and even people I didn’t know.

    Making Cards

    My whole family helped me with the cards. My mom has cancer, but she still helped a lot. My brothers helped make new designs. My favorite cards had ghosts on them for Halloween.

    Helping Other Kids

    With the help of my family and friends, I raised a lot of money! I gave most of it to help foster kids. Then I heard about some refugees. They had to leave their countries to find safety. My family and I bought art supplies, water bottles, balls, and other things for them.

    Feeling Thankful

    We got to meet some of the refugee children. They showed us on a map where they were from. Many even had to leave their families! It made me feel thankful for my blessings.

    How Can You Shine?

    • Share your toys.

    • Give clothes or bedding to a homeless shelter.

    • Make friends with someone new in your class or neighborhood.

    Send Us a Star!

    Jesus asked us to “let [your] light so shine before men” (Matthew 5:16). How do you let your light shine? Send us a star with your story, photo, and permission. See page 39.