Create assistance kits on the theme of health or school. Church World Service (CWS) will store your kits until needed by disaster victims or people who require continuing aid. Your kids will enjoy picking out the supplies and assembling these badly needed kits. Emergency buckets filled with cleanup supplies are needed as well. Consult the CWS website for what items to include in your kits and where to send them.

Talk to your child: Why is it important to help people struggling in other parts of the world? How would you feel if you didn’t have a toothbrush or even a pencil and then received one from someone kind?

Book to share: Cups Held Out by Judith L. Roth. Ages 4 -10. A young girl and her father cross the border into Mexico, where the child encounters poverty for the first time.