And here is why you should put it on your family’s activity list for that weekend.
Each of the activities at the Volunteer Fair allows participation by children and is geared towards children to engage them, at their level, in the positive goal of giving to others in need. This is what makes it different than most volunteer activities, which are geared toward adults. This volunteer event is for kids to really engage in giving and learning about helping others in need, while keeping it at the ‘kid’ level. Plus, adults can also find their inner child while starting a ‘giving’ tradition in the family as we enter the holiday season.
- Making snack bags for A Place to Turn;
- Creating cat toys for the Buddy Dog Human Society;
- Creating party favors for the Natick Senior Center; and
- Making friendship bracelets for Handmade 4 Hospitals.
Kids can color, craft and draw while supporting great charities. However, if your family can’t participate in the activities themselves, drop off gently used children’s shoes and new children’s socks for Cradles to Crayons. Use the opportunity to clean out your child’s closet, with your child, explaining about how some people don’t have shoes to wear and how your child is helping them. Lastly, there will be a Snack Stand where proceeds will go to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Stop by with your children and have a snack. Then use the moment to discuss with them what they can do at home to help. You may be surprised about what exciting ideas they have to help others in need.
Stop by on Saturday, November 5th or call 508-655-5006 to find out what supplies are needed, and make a difference, start a dialogue, brainstorm volunteer ideas, or begin a new family-giving tradition.
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