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Family Volunteer Work?

Posted by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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huggingToday November 17th is National Family Volunteer Day.

Has your family ever done any volunteer work where the kids were involved in it too?

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by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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earthangel1967
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Starting when our 5 were little we got them involved in helping choose clothes and toys they had outgrown to donate and explained how they were helping others by doing so and praised them.

Also I would take them on walks with bags and they would help me pick up litter in the neighborhood and at the local parks.

They volunteered to shovel and rake elderly neighbors driveways sidewalks yards for no money many different times and also helped clean up elderly peoples yards after devils night if they got tp'ed or waxed or soaped or egged.

As they got older we worked on large scale clothes and coats drives the community had.

We would take them to the grocery store and let them pick out what foods they would want if they had to get food from food bank (they needed to in past ) what they thought the kids and people would like and then we'd buy it and donate it.

For awhile one daughter volunteered and played her flute and saxophone at a local church

When I worked as a mentor for troubled high risk families in the county family court system I let the kids be involved by playing with the family's kids and they didnt realize it but were helping me be a role model and example of positive discipline with my kids for the moms I was mentoring by her watching me work with mine.

Now that my kids are grown some of them help homeless people directly one on one and donate blood and plasma. They also help other people randomly that are in need of help of some kind when they can.

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rocky_mtn_mama
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 2:41 PM

We love to volunteer as a family and often do it at our local food/clothing bank.

snuggiewoogie
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 3:04 PM

 I don't think we ever have......

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by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Not really. Though we are wanting to volunteer at the local animal shelters. They always need dog walkers and people to play with the animals.

CoeyG
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Yes we have, Shannon and I have worked in a soup kitchen

mhmomma
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 3:46 PM
We have done it with the scouts a family. Yesterday my dd and I helped at the church with her GS troop. Today my sons Cub Scout troop did the annual leaf raking project for the elderly and handicap in the area. The entire family took part in it.
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Charli627
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM
We haven't
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sonnyswoman75
by Bronze Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Nope but that is a good idea...I volunteer at a pet shelter
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earthangel1967
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:48 PM


Quoting sonnyswoman75:

Nope but that is a good idea...I volunteer at a pet shelter


awwww how sweet, I crazy LOVEEEE all animals soooo much.

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MansfieldMama
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Every Friday throughout the summer my boys and I volunteered at the Food Bank.  

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