Every year our family does the 12 Days of Christmas. We choose a family that is in need of some added Christmas cheer and we secretly deliver gifts every night before Christmas.As much as I love this tradition, and highly recommend it to your family, I really want to add more giving in simple ways to our Christmas season.
Posts in the "Great Family Volunteering Ideas" category:
Does your heart yearn to help? Episode 154
In this week’s episode, Saren talks with Josie Lauritsen, Founder of Go Jane Give, about easy ways we can use our talents and interests to make fun and meaningful contributions to the causes that call out to our hearts.
How to Start a “Children for Children” Holiday Tradition
Saren shares simple, tried-and-true ideas for how your children can help children in need during the holidays.
6 Steps to Making Family Service a Success
As we get into the holidays, many families are looking for service opportunities. Chantelle Adams regularly does service with her family and has some simple ideas to help you engage in meaningful service activities as a family. Decide on a need. Take a look around you, read the newspapers, be aware of things that are […]
Keeping that Christmas Feeling
Last January, I set a goal to do some sort of community service each month for 2012. We didn’t. But we did do five more acts of community service than we had ever done before. So that’s success right? And now, for 2013, I’m trying again.
Donate to the Japan Earthquake/Pacific Tsunami Disaster Relief
Help the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami! Any time a crisis occurs in the world, it is so important to share these events with our children so they understand the needs around us. You may consider searching for appropriate videos online so they understand all that has happened. Discuss the event with them and […]
Seeing Need – Episode 4
Hello! I’m Alia, April Perry’s daughter. In this podcast, we will be talking about Seeing Need. My sister (Grace), my mom (April), and I will explain the basic things about it. Seeing Need is VERY simple. All you need is somewhere to record points, ways to receive the points, and fun rewards from the points. […]
Fundraising Ideas to Help Your Kids Get Involved to Make a Difference
It is so important to let our kids experience the joy of helping another. There is no better way to strengthen compassion, responsibility and respect in our children then to get them involved in service. There are many worthy causes to help, but I wanted to provide you with some creative ways to have […]
Summer Family Volunteering Ideas
Summer time is the perfect opportunity to do fun service projects as a family. I have focused mostly on local ideas in the Monthly Make a Difference Challenge, but there are so many other amazing ideas and organizations that are making a difference around the world which you can get involved in. I received an […]
Making True Friends in a Nursing Home
One day a year or so ago, my 11-year-old daughter Elle and her friend were bored. They had baked cookies, had a lemonade stand and had taken some good bike rides around the neighborhood. But it was a long day and new ideas for fun were coming on quite sluggishly. I gave her all the […]