Dear Friends and Family,
My name is Layla and I am 13 years old. My sister’s name is Maya, and she is 10. My parents have always told us how important it is to give back and now we are doing something about it. We have SWL parties! Maya and I both love SWL parties. I love that kids and parents come together to make other kids feel happy. That makes me feel great. Maya has done SWL since she was 5 and she loves it too. Like me, she also feels really good when she is helping other kids.
SWL is usually on or around my birthday, which is in November. Instead of a birthday party, my family hosts SWL. SWL is even better than a birthday party because tons of people come to a “party” and make stuffed animals. It is really fun to stuff, dress and wrap the animals. I also love being with my friends and other kids in my town as we do something special together. It shows that kids are important and can change the lives of other kids who need our help. We all have one goal (to get the animals to the kids who need them) and I love that.
Since my birthday is in November, our SWL party is always right after Thanksgiving. That is pretty neat since Maya and I are thankful for what we have and we like doing something about this feeling.
For us, SWL is not only about helping kids in need. It is also to show our friends the importance of helping others. When SWL had its first party there were 50 people. This past year there were over 350 people at our house! Everyone has fun at SWL and they are happy when they are giving back. That is what this is all about.
We hope you will join our SWL family and have a party of your own. We want to reach our goal — to host at least one SWL party in each of the 50 states. We will help you get organized and make it the best party you ever had since Maya and I pretty much run the event at our home now. We really hope you take the chance and host a SWL event- your kids will learn so much and be so thankful. Plus, the more SWL parties there are around the United States, the more kids get to feel great – it can’t get better than that!
Thanks for helping and joining our SWL family,
Layla & Maya Wofsy