It’s hard to believe that Hurricane Harvey occurred less than two months ago. Given the onslaught of disasters from Irma to Maria to Mexico to Vegas and now the California fires, the devastating Texas hurricane feels like it was ages ago. Often speaking to our littles about these disasters is a tricky subject. We don’t want to traumatize our littles, especially when the news is overwhelming for even most bigs. However, we also don’t want to shelter them from the realities of life, or ignore that they may be exposed to the news regardless.
Last week as part of our OrindaCares initiative I spoke at school wide assemblies at all elementary schools in our local district about our efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The goal of the talks was to help the children understand why we were doing our first Helping Hands for Houston project. We want our students to not only engage in service work, but do it from a place of compassion. As I prepped for the talks, I journeyed into my own heart. Read more