Giving Back This December With #BlogItForward

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A couple of weeks ago I was tagged by the lovely Mrs Tubbs over at Someplace Strange and when I clicked to find out what #BlogItForward was I smiled. 

Giving Back This December with #BlogitForward | Morgan's Milieu: Are you going to #BlogitForward this December?


Throughout December Wayfair will donate £50 to Habitat for Humanity for every blog post that includes this badge.


#blogitforward

The idea is to give back this Christmas, blog about it, and add the badge to your blog post. 

I had intended to write about me having the Hubby's family over for Christmas lunch but last weekend the boys and I decided to go through all their toys. We had a good clean out and all the toys they no longer play with were put to one side.

I don't think you realise just how much you accumulate until you have a clear out. 

We filled two black bin bags full of rubbish, broken toys, and toys that were just plain rubbish (mostly old McDonalds Happy Meal toys).

The pile of toys that they no longer played with was bigger!

Giving Back This December with #BlogitForward | Morgan's Milieu: Donating old toys gives us that warm fuzzy feeling.


At first I didn't know what to do with the toys, it felt like a waste throwing them away but I didn't know anyone with younger children who might want them. 

Then I realised that LP's school is always after extra toys for the Foundation Unit and to keep to one side for 'wet play' (when it's raining outside). I called in at the school to ask if they'd like the toys and they were very happy to take them. 

In the end I filled two large bin bags and three smaller bags full of toys. The great thing about it is that they're all sets that we've kept together so the children in the Foundation Unit ought to have some great little toys to play with!

Giving Back This December with #BlogitForward | Morgan's Milieu: We kept sets of toys together, and now other children will get to keep playing.


As much as I loved giving the toys to the school the best bit about all this was explaining to the boys why we were donating the old toys. 

I explained to them that just because we don't want the toys anymore doesn't mean we should throw them in the bin. We talked about children less fortunate than us, and younger children at school, and how it can make you feel nice to help. 

They were both enthusiastic about donating their toys and I was really pleased with their reaction to it. 

Now according to the rules of #BlogItForward I now get to challenge two of my blogging pals, so it's over to you Mirka who writes at Fitness4Mamas, and Chantelle of Mama Mummy Mum


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15 comments:

  1. Those children are going to have so much fun with these. Thanks for joining in with blog it Forward, love reading how much happiness it is bringing giveees and receivers!

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    1. I'd never even thought about blogging about this kind of thing, but thanks to Wayfair I get to write about something I enjoy while helping others too. Yay!

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  2. Thanks for doing this :) I'm glad all your toys found a new good home where they'll get lots of love.

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    1. I think that's one of the great things about donating toys, you get to see them be played with more which is exactly what they were made for. :) Thanks for tagging me hun. xx

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  3. What a great thing to do Morgan. We usually donate ours too but my big lad really struggles to let anything go. He cried when the broken washing machine went. Change! You have spurred me on to get organising! Thanks x

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    1. Thank you Catie. Oh dear, yes LP did struggle to let some of his things go. In fact he took back a large dinosaur I was hoping to donate. Think I'll have to sneak that one away! :)
      Good luck with the organising. xx

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  4. What a lovely thing to do, I've not seen this before #PoCoLo

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    1. Thanks. I hadn't seen it before either but I think it's great. :) Thanks for stopping by. xx

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  5. It's great that they're still going to be loved! :) #pocolo

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    1. Thanks Jessica, I do think it's always a good thing to pass on toys, especially if they still have life in them. ;)

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  6. Those look like some great toys that you're giving away - bet the foundation unit kids have a lot of fun with them! xx

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    1. Thanks Maddy, I'm just happy to be passing the toys onto some children that will continue to love them. xx

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  7. I can so emphasise with the amount of toys that can just clutter up the home, and what a good idea to do it before Xmas. We had a declutter too, it's a good feeling. I bet the children at the Foundation Centre will be over the moon with their collections
    Have a great new year xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey, I tend to get rid of some of the boys toys before christmas, it's just easier to de-clutter before we get lots of new things. You have a great year too. xx

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