MORGAN COUNTY — A Morgan County family is spending the month of December doing nice things for other people.
“We just decided to do 25 Days of Giving Back. Twenty-five Days of Kindness up until Christmas. Every day it’s a teachable moment for the kids,” said Camby resident Ashley Wright.
The Wrights are pulling off the unselfish effort after spending the month of November concentrating on being thankful. Ashley and her husband Mike are documenting each act of kindness with their four children (Ethan 9; Elizabeth 8; Titus 3; Gunnar 18 months) by posting pictures on Facebook.
On Day 2, the children made and delivered “Get Well” and Christmas cards to nurses and patients at Methodist Hospital.
On Day 3, they delivered canned goods to the Manna Mission Operation Outreach in Martinsville and provided bags of cat litter, blankets and cleaning supplies to the Morgan County Humane Society.
On Day 6, they made handmade Christmas cards and packed them with a box of items for troops overseas.
They have spent other days donated canned goods to a local food pantry, providing goodies to the Indiana State Police post and taping quarters to the bubble gum and vending machines at Walmart.
“I think they’re learning that other people are not as fortunate as they are. I think they’re learning just to be kind all the time,” said Wright.
The family filled up the SUV trunk with blankets, cleaning supplies and cat litter and delivered it all to the Morgan County Humane Society.
“I think it feels good because we’re giving people stuff some people don’t have, that we have,” said 8 year-old Elizabeth Huffman.
A family, working together, but thinking of others. Making an impact one act of kindness at a time.
“A few years ago, we didn’t have the time or the money to do this. But, we can do this year,” said Wright.
Later in the month, the Wrights plan to visit a nursing home, provide items to the IMPD homeless unit and local fire departments.