It is an end of summer transition that really matters.
Every summer as the last few weeks wind down before the start of school, your children start to talk about back to school shopping. They are anxious for new clothes, new shoes, and, of course, new school supplies. Three years ago, however, you came up with the most excellent plan. Before you took them shopping for anything new for the upcoming school year you worked with them to clean out their closets. You threw away some things, but many outgrown items were still in really good condition so you set those aside in a donation pile. Once the closet cleaning concluded, you and the kids went to an area shelter where you could donate your gently used items. On at least two occasions, you were also able to find a volunteer opportunity for the kids