Think back to when you were a kid home sick from school. What did you do at home to get your mind off your cold? Well…forget the TV. Think of something else…something simple that didn’t involve too much activity. That’s right. You COLORED. You took out a sheet of paper, your mom’s important files, a coloring book, etc. and you drew all over it with your favorite waxy crayons. The bright colors made you smile and watching your little hands spread those hues all over the page soothed any troubles you had. While you drew and colored in (or outside) the lines, your imagination took wing and soared through all sorts of places, easily taking your mind off of any pain or discomfort you were feeling.
Now, imagine that you are a young child dealing with something awful, something that hurts to even think about. Perhaps you’ve just moved with your parents into a homeless shelter; you’ve been in and out of the hospital and it makes you upset when your doctors keep poking you with needles and doing tests; or maybe you’ve been taken away from everything and everyone you knew because someone you loved hurt you or didn’t take care of you. No matter which of these is happening to you, you’re in pain and need something bring a smile back to your face.
What if someone handed you a box of crayons and a coloring book? (Remember, you’re just a little kid.)
Yup. You’d start coloring and soon you would have a little smile tugging at the corners of your mouth.
That’s exactly what we at Kids Wish Network are trying to do for kids in crisis situations all across the nation: give them something to help them smile. Unfortunately, we just don’t have enough crayons and coloring books to give to all the children and this is where you can help.
KIDS WISH NETWORK IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF BRAND NEW CRAYONS AND COLORING BOOKS!
If you know of a company who manufactures or distributes crayons and/or coloring books, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center. Any help would be tremendously appreciated! Kids Wish Network is happy to announce that all donated items will be shipped via free freight within the United States. For more information, please call (727) 937-3600 or toll free at (888) 918-9004.
You, too, can help make even a small difference in the life of a suffering child.
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