Earlier this summer, we had the opportunity to go as a family to one of their mobile packing events that was being held in our area. Whenever possible, we try to include our kids in community service projects and volunteering because it’s a wonderful experience for them to see outside of their world and to practice selflessness & compassion. After watching the videos and learning more about what FMSC does, we were given instructions on how the packing process works and what stations we would each be in charge of. We then spent the next 4 hours in an assembly-line filling up pouches with their special blend of rice, vegetables & protein and packing them into boxes to fill the pallets that would be loaded onto their truck. These boxes are then shipped out to their overseas partners to be distributed to areas in need.
|My son was in charge of holding the pouch while it was filled and my daughter & I sealed each pack shut|
As a fashion blogger, my job can feel quite frivolous at times…and I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me. I want to be remembered for so much more than sharing deals and giving style advice. I couldn’t look back on my years of blogging feeling proud about the work I’d done if I knew I didn’t use this platform for something greater & more meaningful. However my site may change & grow in the future, I feel very strongly that I always want giving back to be a central theme. I hope that by sharing my experience with you today, you will be encouraged that you don’t have to open your wallet to make a difference – you can give of your time & skills and still have a tremendous impact. The video below is just one of a thousand reasons why I am passionate about donating to this charity & it’s a touching reminder of the power that we have to change lives.