Most people give something up for Lent, but these siblings are using that time to help others instead.
The Halfman siblings, from Michigan, are collecting supplies to help create packages for the troops, and aim to send a little encouragement to those serving our country.
"We thought it would be a really cool idea so we did it. We have our church involved, sister church involved and we have another church involved. And then we also have our classmates involved writing letters to the troops to put into the care packages,” Kirra Halfman told WSBT 22.
Kirra added that they got the idea because they have a family member in the Air Force.
"We figured our cousin would have some ideas for us and then we realized nobody really ever paid attention to troops. So we thought it would be a fun idea to get our community involved with,” she explained.
So far, Kirra and her brother Brady have collected shampoo, candy, hot sauce and more for their packages, and are aiming to create 80 care packages before the 40 days are up.
"If we don't make our goal that's great," Kirra said. "We've made a lot hopefully. And if we succeed it, we'll be really happy with that too."
The siblings' mom, Crystal Halfman, said that the project is a good way to help her kids stay focused during Lent.
"It makes me very proud because it just shows that it doesn't matter your age. That you can do something to make a difference,” she said. "And it gets the kids way more involved and then also with the community."
This is the second year the family has participated in the project, dubbed Little Hands, Big Difference, and last year the Halfmans donated a dollar a day for families in need.
H/T: WSBT 22
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