It's summertime and C3 is on the move again! Let's get a discussion started about what we can do in the month of July to give back to our respective communities.
I'll start! My idea is connecting our kids with a pen-pal at a nursing home. Your child can warm the heart of a grandma or grandpa who might not otherwise feel the joy of connecting with a child. Getting started is easy... go to the online white pages, enter your area code and type, "nursing home." Ask to speak with the Activities Director. Tell them that your child would like to send letters and/or drawings and pictures to a resident who needs company or cheering up. We've done this in the past and our wish to be involved is always met with a smile. (When offering this idea to your children, please keep in mind that their pen-pal might not have the ability to write back.)
If you live in the Northern California area and would like me to coordinate this for you and your child, I would be happy to help!
Now, let's hear your ideas for a July project.
JULY 12th 2010 UPDATE: We're going forward with the nursing home pen-pals. Please scroll down for more info or send me an email!