I Believe Our Kids Are More Capable Than We Know and They Are Just Waiting For a Challenge. Encourage Your Family To Do Some Random Acts Of Kindness For Others This Summer.
When children get involved in charity endeavors they have the ability to help others. This is an important life lesson that kids should learn. Society today has become very self centered, so trying to instill the idea of helping other people is a great reason to start getting your kids involved in charity work.
THERE Are SO Many WAYS to GIVE BACK.
Here Are Some Unique Ways You Can Help Your Community and Each Other.
Take little care packages to a Cancer center. Fill them with a travel size hand lotion, chapstick, and purse size package of antibacterial wipes. They will be much appreciated!
Hold a “dog wash” to raise money for a local animal shelter.
Read Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand (digital video) about fighting childhood cancer.
Walk, Run or Bike with your whole family with the free Charity Miles app! Exercise for a cause of your choice!
Try a new recipe with the kids from the GROW METHOD Cookbook.
Make a no-sew fleece blanket for a child in need through Project Linus.
Call or visit a grandparent and have the kids interview them – then share the information electronically with other family members or upload the information to a family history or geneology site.
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Stock up on school supplies as they go on sale this summer. You know, those 49 cent boxes of crayons and $1 notebooks? Buy two bags worth and donate one now to homeless shelters, foster care, or directly to schools with kids who may need them.
Save the second bag for later in the year when kids need those things again but the prices aren’t as low.
Hand out cold water bottles to the mail carrier, garbage collector, construction workers, and homeless.
Go through the books you’ve grown out of and donate them to the waiting room of a local dentist or doctor.
Hand out balloons to kids at a shopping center
Bring gently used board games and decks of cards to a local homeless shelter.
Tape quarters to meters in town
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Host a slip-n-slide party.
Donate items your family has outgrown such as a crib, bedding, baby clothes, or baby toys to a family shelter.
Buy umbrellas at yard sales for 25-50¢ and keep them in your car to give to people who don’t have one when it is raining.
Have a Great Summer!
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