So, if you're reading this you've probably seen "Tristin and Tyler's Tales from the City!" a short-form series that follows twin brothers Tristin and Tyler around New York City as they learn new things, meet new people and generally enjoy their surroundings. If you haven't seen an episode yet, you're in for such a treat! Hurry and visit click this link for the first episode Tristin and Tyler's Tales from the City [Episode 1] I've decided to blog about producing the show, being a mom, a lawyer and a great wife! :-) I also wanted to use the show and this blog as a tool to give you great ways to bond with the kids you love in the City you love. Each episode shows kids that New York is a beautiful place filled with fun things to do. Nope, no talking sponges or flying superheros here, but it's a great place anyway and there is sooo much to learn! I think the show entertains parents and kids at the same time, and I think we all need a little more time with our kiddies, don't you!??
So, now that I am sure you've seen at least the first episode, you can understand the title of this blog entry! So... why donate with a child? I took Tristin and Tyler to donate their jeans to Wearable Collections (a really great organization doing their part to help the environment!) because it was such a great "green" thing to do! Wearable Collections recycles all of the textiles they receive.
But, on a personal level, I wanted the boys to donate because although they were used to giving away their clothes to family members and friends, they had never given something up that would be recycled or reused by someone they didn't know. They loved that fact that just maybe, someone would be wearing their jeans in another country, or just maybe, their jeans could miraculously transform into something new like insulation for a home somewhere far, far away. Most importantly, the boys realized how truly blessed they are to have so many pairs of jeans to give away and share with others who may be less fortunate.
Have you donated something with your child or someone younger than you? Did it make an impression on them? If not, do it!! Donate something in New York, its green and supreme (ooh I rhymed!) and kids just love to be helpful in any way they can!
Go for it!