A message from Penguin:
This year Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises have partnered with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, to fight hunger across the country in honor of the fifth annual “Grinch-Mas Grow Your Heart” program.
Inspired by the message from Dr. Seuss’s classic HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!, “Grinch-mas” is a time of year that encourages kids and adults alike to read the book and do simple good deeds to “grow their hearts three sizes,” just as the Grinch does at the end of the story. This year, the program will give families a special opportunity to help feed the hungry in our nation.
How Can You #GrowYourHeart Three Sizes, Too? For every person who shares a good deed on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #GrowYourHeart, Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises will collectively donate $1 (up to $20,000) to Feeding America. Good deed posts must be shared by December 25, 2017, in order to be eligible. One entry per person, per platform, per day. Keep an eye on the Grinch’s ever-growing Heart-o-Meter at GrinchGoodDeeds.com! Share your own good deeds and help #GrowYourHeart this holiday season!
What my family is doing:
We’ve gathered all of our gently used winter accessories (hats, gloves, scarves), and rather than simply donate them, we’re keeping them in the car. My four year-old has a heart for every homeless person we see along the road. She always asks me to read their handheld signs aloud, wants to bring the women home to live with us, and buys newspapers whenever we have cash (during the summers, many people are employed as curbside newsies).
Inspired by my preschooler, I’m keeping a box of gloves and hats in the front seat of the car. I almost never have cash on me, but it is always cold outside. My little girl loves giving the winter gear to those who need it most, and she’s already asked if we can go buy new socks for the next person we meet.
I love her heart, and I’m hoping that mine will grow three sizes bigger to match her compassion.
What will YOU do?