Whether you want to believe it or not, the gift buying season is creeping up on us. Some of us are the types that love buying presents and splurging on our families, while other take a more simple, non-materialistic approach to the holidays. Either way, this is an affordable, thoughtful gift that families of all kinds will appreciate — and, who knows, might actually encourage your kids to be better people.
The World Repair Kit from Serena & Lily is a compact little box that contains do-gooder tools and activities, making volunteering and contributing a fun activity.
One of the first things your kids will see (besides the stickers, and stamps) is this 250-page guidebook filled with page after page of encouragement, ideas and facts about issues like the environment and human rights. But it’s all presented in this really fun, kid-friendly package with bright, eye-catching graphics. So while your kids will have fun flipping through the pages, they’ll also be given some pretty powerful messages about what they, as kids, can actually accomplish.
For instance, they can draw or paste a picture of themselves in the beginning, right above a box that says “See that kid up there? That kid will change the world. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible.” They can then go on to decorate a tee-shirt with words that describe inner beauty, discover what they’re truly passionate about with a Passion Check-list (below), and get real ideas about ways they can help.
There’s also inspirational quotes and staggering statistics, like that Americans discard 2 Quadrillion pounds of used clothing and textiles into the landfills each year, and that 1 out of every 6 people in the world live without a clean and safe water supply.
The World Repair Kit also come with a little passport, stamps and stickers to help kids track all of the good they do. For instance, they can give themselves a stamp every time they fundraise or do something creative.
Buy the kit at Serena & Lily for $24.95. (And parents, buying this book is actually doing something good in itself: Serena & Lily will donate 100% of the profits to fund youth initiatives around the world.)