This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of IKEA Foundation for IKEA Foundation for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Meet Tejas. Tejas is 10 and he was forced to leave...
Volunteering as a Family
Volunteering has always been a huge part of my life. I was raised in a family where we volunteered on a regular basis and I grew up really understanding the importance of giving back, as well as knowing what type of impact my volunteering can have on the community.
As an adult, I volunteer regularly. I belong to an organization founded on the concept of giving back, plus I am constantly finding other ways to help those in need.
GETTING MY INVOLVED IN VOLUNTEERING
Once I became a parent, I was determined to find a way that we could all volunteer as a family. I really wanted my children to understand why it was important to give back and how their actions can impact others.
At first, we did small things like taking our magazines and books to a local children’s hospital. Then we wanted to do more. It was my kids’ idea to keep going and do more in the way of volunteering.
GIVING BACK TO THE EARTH
Our last project a few months ago was centered around Earth Day. We got together as a group and decided to beautify the elementary school that my children attend. The kids put together the plan and the shopping list.
We decided to build benches, paint the school sign, and clean up the garden around the library. The plan was to beautify the school and in honor of Earth Day, make the school a better place. They wanted to do something that would have an impact.
On our project day, the weather was perfect and we had over 75 people show up to help with our project. We worked for over four hours. Together we painted, cleaned, and trimmed bushes. We pulled weeds, planted seeds, and built benches and birdhouses. We were able to contribute so much and the kids just loved it.
Months later, they are still talking about how they made the school a better place and are wanting to plan another day to do it all over again.
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This post is sponsored by Capri Sun. My kids have loved Capri Sun since I can remember. Their current favorite is Capri Super V and that is the only juice drink they drink. They love the taste and I love that they get a combined serving of fruits and vegetables plus a good source of antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E.