No matter how old your kids are, they can make a difference by volunteering. Here are 12 simple service activities for kids of all ages:
Younger Kids can…
•Decorate reusable grocery bags and fill them with their favorite non-perishable food items. Feeding America offers a food bank locator, searchable by zip code.
•Clean out closets and bag up gently used coats, gloves, scarves and blankets to give to the local charity thrift store or shelter.
•Decorate holiday cards for soldiers overseas. Red Cross-sponsored Holiday Mail for Heroes will deliver letters postmarked before Friday, Dec. 7th, 2012.
•Connect with your local ASPCA or use their online shelter finder to volunteer with our furry friends, grooming, walking, and just showing them some love.
•As a family, help rake an elderly neighbor’s leaves or shovel their walkway during those snowy months.
•Write hand-made thank you notes to their teachers, scout leaders, coaches, etc.