9 of 10 Kid-friendly Places to Volunteer
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.