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Does this sound like a good public service?

Posted by on Jun. 19, 2017 at 10:53 AM
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My friend runs a group for kids 12 and under. She gives weekly activities. This week the kids have to do a public service. I am taking the kids to the store and getting non perishable items. We are giving them to the homeless, along with blankets and toys fir children. Does that sound good?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Around here that would be dangerous. It depends if they will be actually handing them to the homeless or not. 

Susan_Marie1984
by Silver Member on Jun. 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM
I think that's a great idea 😁I love when kids volunteer in their communities.
Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Jun. 19, 2017 at 10:57 AM
It's a great idea! Have fun!
SueWanda
by Platinum Member on Jun. 19, 2017 at 10:57 AM
You'd probably be better getting boxes together then giving them to a non profit (staffed by adults!) that assists people who are homeless.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 19, 2017 at 10:58 AM

That should be decided before assigning the activity, don't you think.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 19, 2017 at 11:01 AM
You or their parents buying stuff isn't really the kids serving the public. They can volunteer at a shelter or set up a stand to collect donations of food or canned goods. They can clean up trash in a park. That may be more age appropriate for the under 13 crowd.
tsatske2
by Latricia on Jun. 19, 2017 at 11:02 AM

If it's for the homeless, make sure it's food that is ready to be eaten, they don't have access to a way to cook it. Those little chicken and tuna salad meal kits, cheese crackers, things like that. Our churches youth group makes H2O bags, so called because they always include a bottle of water. In a gallon zip lock bag, a few non-perishable foods and snacks, a water, and a pair of socks. socks are always in need for the homeless. 

Not_A_Native
by Ruby Member on Jun. 19, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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That doesn't really seem like they're DOING that much - it's money from their parents, etc.

Clean up yards for the elderly.  Go to a retirement home and sing or play games with the residents (check first for times).  Pick up trash. There are many things that can be done without money involved.

Laurelpie
by Member on Jun. 19, 2017 at 11:11 AM
Quoting Anonymous 3: You or their parents buying stuff isn't really the kids serving the public. They can volunteer at a shelter or set up a stand to collect donations of food or canned goods. They can clean up trash in a park. That may be more age appropriate for the under 13 crowd.


The kids are using some of allowance.
mojogirl
by Ouiser Boudreaux on Jun. 19, 2017 at 11:21 AM

This.

Quoting Not_A_Native:

That doesn't really seem like they're DOING that much - it's money from their parents, etc.

Clean up yards for the elderly.  Go to a retirement home and sing or play games with the residents (check first for times).  Pick up trash. There are many things that can be done without money involved.


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