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9 of 10 Kid-friendly Places to Volunteer

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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by Alia Hoyt

Fundraising Walks and Runs

Take your kids along the next time you strap on your sneakers and hit the pavement for a good cause! Find a charity that's close to your family's heart and become involved via a fundraising walk or run. For example, if someone you know and love has suffered from an illness like heart disease, breast cancer or Lou Gehrig's disease, find a race and register your family to participate. Little kids can "fund raise" by counting up the contents of their piggy banks and soliciting small contributions from friends and neighbors. They don't have to raise a ton of cash. A quarter here and there will get the point across that they're helping people. Of course, older kids can step it up a bit and do more serious fundraising, like holding a car wash or auctioning off baby-sitting services in exchange for donations.

by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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la_bella_vita
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 4:24 PM

 Good one!

MamaMandee
by Silver Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 4:48 PM

This one made me a little sad & almost not post it after the Boston bombing :(

mrswillie
by Silver Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 6:30 PM

I use to do March of Dimes Walk-a-thon when I was a kid.

elasmimi
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 9:35 PM

You were right to post it. We cannot live in fear, and let that fear change our lives. If we do, then the terrorists have truly won.

Quoting MamaMandee:

This one made me a little sad & almost not post it after the Boston bombing :(


MamaMandee
by Silver Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 9:42 PM
And that is exactly why I did! I just know if would be to much for some so soon, kwim?

Quoting elasmimi:

You were right to post it. We cannot live in fear, and let that fear change our lives. If we do, then the terrorists have truly won.

Quoting MamaMandee:

This one made me a little sad & almost not post it after the Boston bombing :(


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