*I was asked by Global Citizen to share about volunteering and ways to help others in need. All opinions here are my own.
As the mom to two young school-aged girls, I am very aware of raising my daughters to be kind and to give to others.
See many are not as fortunate as my girls. Therefore, I want my kids to understand this. I also hope that as they do grow up they never forget to help others.
In that way, I have made sure over the years to continually have my girls give and volunteer to help others. I also have made sure to have age-appropriate activities for them with volunteering and giving back.
One of the many activities they take part in is that both are raising my daughters to be kind. Girl Scouts has taught them many lessons, especially with how to treat others and be kind.
But Girl Scouts also has continually found ways to have my girls take part in community activities to give back.
These activities include as follows: caroling to raise money for those in need, selling cookies to donate boxes to the military, making meals for those who can’t leave their homes, donating school supplies to kids who don’t have the money to buy their own supplies, collecting cans of food and toys for the poor, making holiday cards for the troops and so much more.
But I am aware that not all kids can or do belong to Girl or Boy Scouts locally.
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Therefore, I am happily sharing some more simple, but effective ways for all kids to give ideas on how to help locally with or without being a part of the scouts.
10 Simple Ways All Kids Can Help Others:
Donate food to a local food pantry. Have your child pick out one item each time you go to the store.
Walk for a cause. Have your kid(s) volunteer to walk to fight a disease.
Crafting for all. Put together activity boxes including old art supplies.
Visit a nursing home to sing, dance or put on a show.
Clean up after an after school or extra curricular event.
Send cards, jokes and/or notes to children’s hospitals
Deliver meals to an elderly person or neighbor who is under the weather.
Offer a lift to friend who needs a ride.
Volunteer to help care for abandoned dogs/cats.
Donate old children’s books that they have outgrown.
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