Saturday, December 12, 2009
Pennies for Peace
Emily and some of her friends got together and caroled our neighborhood collecting Pennies for Peace in the process. This is an organization setup by Greg Mortensen (Three Cups of Tea) for kids to raise money for building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. We made some food that might be a western version of their laddoo and caramel custard. And learned some about those countries. It was fun and they had fun. I am just proud of Emily that she likes to do stuff like that hopefully it will help her stay grounded as she hits the selfish years. I am also glad she has friends that were excited about it too. And our neighbors were great sports and many donated more than pennies! It was a very cold night but I think they didn't notice too much.