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Extend Yourself This Week

Can you imagine what it would be like with no running water in your house? Running water doesn’t just make life easier. Running water also keeps us healthy. This is another reason why water is mportant. Son and his friends will be freer of germs that make them sick when they have good water to drink and water to wash their hands often.

Day One: Son enjoys his school, but school supplies are hard to get. You can contribute money to provide School Kits for children like Son. See below for the contents of the Kit. Each Kit costs $13. How can you earn money for a Kit?

Day Two: Ask your school librarian for a book about Vietnam. What more can you learn about the people of this country?

Day Three: Son was excited when his school got a flush toilet. Give 25¢ to CWS for every toilet in your house. How many toilets are in your school?

Day Four: Every time you turn on a faucet today, think of Son and pray for people around the world who become ill from drinking unsafe water.

Day Five: The water from a drinking fountain or faucet is free and safe to drink, but we often buy bottled water now. Save the money you would spend on bottled water this week and give it to CWS.

Day Six: Some children in our own communities do not have money for school supplies either. If you have some supplies you are not using, give them to your teacher to give to children who need them.

Day Seven: Son’s artwork was selected to decorate the toilet building. Draw a picture to display in your home as a reminder of helping others. Then think of something you can do for someone else… and do it.

crayonsscissorsCWS School Kit Contents

  • One pair of blunt scissors (rounded tip)
  • Three 70-count spiral or tape-bound pads of 8" x 10-1/2" ruled paper or pads with 200-210 sheets. Please do not provide loose-leaf or filler paper.
  • One 30-centimeter ruler (12")
  • One hand-held pencil sharpener
  • Six new pencils with erasers
  • One eraser, 2-1/2"
  • One box of 24 crayons (only 24)
  • One 12" x 14" to 14" x 16" finished size cotton cloth bag with cloth handles

Pack all items inside the cloth bag with a closure (Velcro, snap, or button).

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