Monday, March 19th is Sophie’s 3rd birthday. We want to celebrate her memory by affecting as many people as we can in a positive way! We invite anyone and everyone to #DoMoreForSoph on her birthday! You can go BIG or small, spend a bunch of money, or give away free smiles! Whatever you can do to make someone’s day better because Sophie made everyday she was alive better just by being herself.
Kindness is everywhere around the holidays but, falls off after a bit. So many of the organizations and places that are packed with volunteers and donations from October to January are empty and lonely by March.
Some ideas of examples:
-Collect items to donate to hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters, etc.
-Pay for someone’s meal in line behind you
-Take water and snacks to people working outside in construction crews, lawn services, etc.
-Send someone flowers or an encouraging note
-Take your kids on a special date
-Do someone nice for your spouse or household that you wouldn’t normally do
– Find a local volunteer opportunity
-Donate school supplies to your kid’s teachers
-Take a meal to someone that might be struggling
-Let someone know you’re praying for them
-Sign up for monthly donations to a worthwhile organization OR make a one time donation.
Some good organizations to look into are Gold Network of East Texas, St. Baldrick’s, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Samaritan’s Purse, Layla’s Legacy, Sadie Keller Foundation, YoungLife, Refuge of Light
-Sponsor a needy child through Compassion
-Make cards for hospitals, police stations, nursing homes, etc.
-Send snacks to nurses stations at the hospital or doctor’s offices
-start collecting items for Operation Christmas Child in December
Feel free to share any ideas you have in the comments and PLEASE share how you #DoMoreForSoph on her birthday and any day between now and then!
We, as Sophie’s family will be celebrating her by taking a load of items to Children’s! We will have things for the parents of inpatient kids as well as supplies for Child Life to give to kiddos needing encouragement! Although this day will be so hard without her here with us, it brings me such JOY to know that she will be remembered and celebrated all over!
We miss her so dearly but, find comfort in the huge support we have found throughout her journey. Thank you for keeping the memory of our brave Sophie alive by sharing her story and bringing more JOY and KINDNESS to the world in her name!
I have created a Sophie the Brave Day Event on our Facebook page and I will be sharing different ideas for acts of kindness each day leading up to Sophie’s Day. Feel free to join that event and share it with others! Sophie deserves the world celebrating her!
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I love your idea. Shelby, thank you so much for sharing this with the world. I’ll keep praying for your comfort and comfort of the entire Sophie’s Family.
Praying for all of you still and am excited about celebrating her life with others. Spreading His Word
I continue to pray for your family. I think the ideas you have listed are amazing and people should show more kindness in this struggling world we live in today. God bless each of you. I know I will be showing more acts of kindness!!
Shelby March 19 is also
St Joseph’s Day. There are special pastries and a meal that matches to it. This year I will do anything and everything for Sophie. Honor her and pray for all families that are so impacted by Children’s cancer. #domoreforsophie
We will be honoring Sophie’s life on her birthday with you! She was such an inspiration. Even though I do not know you personally, I truly love you and your beautiful heart. Sophie affected so many through her journey and I thank you for sharing. Please know that I still pray for you and your loved ones daily. Sophie the Brave’s life taught us that God Is Bigger.