BLS helping Lighthouse Shelter

This morning a group of Balanced Life Skills parents and students got together and prepared lunches for the clients of the LIghthouse Shelter.  We finished so fast that when some folks arrived the work was already done and the lunches were delivered.  The spirit of giving of our time, talents and resources is strong in our school.  In talked about charity in the month of August and are following it up with discussions on Leadership in September. 

Leadership is when we take an idea or a cause that we are interested in and engage others to achieve a common goal.   I was so happy that some of the volunteers this morning suggested that we should help out with lunches for those in need more often.  I believe that we will be able to do accomplish this goal with the action of our students and parents. 

If you would like to share in this work, email Balanced Life Skills and lets see if we can schedule a time, once a month, to assist those in our community who need our help.  Thanks to our helpers this morning for the quick work you made of our project this morning.

Student demonstrates spirit of Charity

We have been discussing the word charity at our school.  One of our students demonstrated a great spirit of giving without expecting anything in return this year with his own personal birthday party.  Joey is now 9 years old and in lieu of accepting gifts at his party, he made the following request.

He asked his friends to bring a food donation to his party.  Then this week he delivered the food to the Lighthouse Shelter personally.

His dad said, “We have found this practice to be helpful in delivering the message that there are many people in need of our help and we should also be thankful for the lives that we do have.”

Thank you Joey for putting into action the lessons you have learned about charity.  Great job!