If you want to help the children living in foster care, your donation doesn’t have to be huge or expensive. There are many seemingly small donations that end up being pretty powerful. The three items below are prime examples of what we’re talking about.
1. Notebooks and Writing Utensils
At the right time of year, you can find notebooks for ten cents each. Writing utensils can be found for as low as fifty cents for a pack of ten. Yet such a cheap donation can actually do wonders. Notebooks and writing utensils can help younger children practice their letters and improve hand-to-eye coordination. Notebooks can also help older children find a way to safely and positively express themselves through journaling.
2. Coloring Books
Coloring books, which can be found for under a dollar, are another cheap donation that could make a world of difference. These books do more than offer children of all ages something to do in their free time. The act of coloring has been used as a therapy tool because it’s calming. Coloring promotes safe self-expression, develops hand-to-eye coordination, and promotes better fine motor skills.
3. Small Musical Instruments
You can find small musical instruments for under ten dollars. Items like recorders, tambourines, and small hand drums are both affordable and powerful. Music has been used as a therapy tool because it has powerful benefits for people’s mental health. As a bonus, learning a musical instrument helps children tap into their brain’s greater potential. How? Learning to play an instrument uses a part of the brain that isn’t often used otherwise.
Do You Have More Questions?
Do you have more questions about donating to the children living in foster care or the families who support them? Contact us today. One of our associates would be happy to answer any questions you still have regarding big or small donations.