This following article is a guest post from Braedan. Braeden is an 8-year-old simple giver whose mom has been on this blog more than once. In fact, Alexa’s story is also in my book Simple Giving (which releases to the public on the 27th!). I asked him to share with you the club he and his friends started so that everyone has someone to play with at recess.
One Monday people were making clubs. Me and my friend Leroy wanted one too so for two days we were thinking about the name, the date, and the stuff to do. At lunch Leroy thought of a name. He said a good name is THE GAMING CLUB!!!
So we named it that. So we told everyone it was a club where we look for people that can’t find anything to do and don’t have anyone to play with. I wanted to make sure everyone who wanted to be in a club had a place to go. And we call it the Gaming club because we play games!!
It is on Tuesday and Thursday. Everyone is invited.
That is all of my story about my club so THE END!
** Editor’s (mom) note: My son didn’t go into much detail here, but there was a lot of heart behind this. His school recognized him for his “Lifeskills of Caring and Organization” after his teacher nominated him. She told me he stood up in front of the class and made an announcement that they wanted a place for everyone to feel welcome, so they were starting the friendship club (later renamed the Gaming Club). Now no one has to be alone at recess.
Braedan is an eight-year-old in 3rd grade. He is a fantastic big brother to two sisters, and has an enormous heart. He is constantly coming up with new ways to improve the world around him.
Great job, Braedan!
On another note, have you joined the Thunderclap for Simple Giving yet? Please help me spread the word about the book. There are so many wonderful stories in it to share.
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