Spring has sprung finally in my part of the world (west coast of Canada) and I spent some time yesterday working in my garden. Gardening is my second favourite thing to do after stamping.
My son plays indoor and outdoor soccer and his indoor team is a co-ed adult league. The "manager" of the team told us about his friend who was travelling to Kenya today to organize soccer tournaments for kids and adults in rural villages in the hopes of raising awareness of HIV/AIDS. They were in need of some used soccer equipment so I put out the word to friends and neighbours. Our local soccer association – Royal City Youth Soccer – donated over 100 used soccer balls! It sounds like a lot and when they were delivered to my home in a panel truck on Saturday I realized just how big the donation was! My son and I worked for a while at deflating them so they’d fit in my van but eventually we stuffed them in the van for delivery. I wish I had taken a picture of the van – it was like something out of a circus – with us crammed in the front two seats and the rest of the car filled to the brim with soccer balls. What an awesome cause – I will post some pictures of the kids in Africa playing soccer once the organizer returns from his trip. We have so much in our country to be grateful for and it was touching to know that even a soccer ball that had been through season after season here and was losing it’s skin would be treasured by the kids in these villages. I certainly think it made an impression on my son.
Here’s a project I posted a while ago that was perfect for Mother’s Day but would also be great for a birthday or to give to any avid gardener.
Here are the instructions so you can create this little project at home.
Happy Stamping (and gardening)