Kids Helping the Homeless: Teaching Compassion and Care

(From time to time I’ll have posts over on the Portland Moms Blog. Here is one of my first. I’d love for you to go read the whole thing over on their page. Thanks for reading.)


When we moved to Portland my daughter was three; the landscape was vastly different from the clean, wide streets and mountain views we were used to. We now saw men and women on many street corners holding signs and were confronted with the brokenness in up close and personal ways. My daughter was quick to ask questions. “Mommy, why is that man holding a sign?” “Why doesn’t he have food or a home?” Those are complex questions to explain to a toddler. Even more complex was her next question, “Why don’t you give him something?”

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