For years I have thought about trying to volunteer more than I do right now. I do give time every year but I give it in huge waves (like the PTA Silent Auction) and...
Family Volunteer Day is November 18th
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Volunteering? Yes, please!
Is your family ready for Family Volunteer Day coming up on November 18th? I am getting mine prepared for this annual event that always takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Family Volunteer Day is a global day of service created to encourage families to volunteer together in support of their neighborhoods and communities — not only on the day of the event but also throughout the holiday season and every day during the year. Family Volunteer Day provides families with opportunities to experience the benefit of service to others.
Of course, any time is a great time to volunteer – but volunteering around Thanksgiving is important to me and my family. We are thankful for each other and for what we have and want to express our gratitude for these gifts by giving back to our community.
Muhammad Ali, while he was here on earth, had so many intelligent and inspirational words to say. But, one of my favorite quotes of his has to be “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” I truly believe this statement and try as much as possible to live my life by it.
In previous years, my family has done service projects at our local public schools that our children attend. We have cleaned the school walls, painted the parking lot, planted flowers, and spread mulch. There is always a project to do at schools. We love getting together with other families and friends and working together to accomplish whatever project the school requires.
This year for Family Volunteer Day, we are looking at volunteering at the Sandy Springs Welcome Center. They are in need of assistance with stocking brochures and providing information about the local community, the surrounding Atlanta metropolitan area, and the State of Georgia.
Sign Up for Family Volunteer Day!
Sign up today and get your family involved in giving back to your local community on Family Volunteer Day. Sign up details and information on local service projects in your area can be found on the Family Volunteer Day website HERE. It lists more than 100 DYI projects.
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This year’s Family Volunteer Day is sponsored by Disney and generationOn.