A practical way to help a charity while also getting your young people thinking about physical and spiritual ‘junk’ in their lives.
What’s the idea?
At the start of Lent ask your young people to go through their wardrobes and put anything they have not worn or used for six months, in a bag. At Easter, ask them to bring in anything in this bag, which they still have not worn or used. Together, take all the contents of these bags to a local charity shop.
Encourage the young people to be really honest about how much they can afford to give away. Challenge them not to go too easy on themselves. On the other hand, try to make sure they are not being over-zealous and giving away a great deal, of expensive items, unnecessarily. It might be wise to let parents know what you are doing so that they can help.