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Holiday Gift Drive
Organize a holiday gift drive to provide needy families with gifts on Christmas day. Task seem a little daunting for your small family? Then why not ask other families in your neighborhood, church, school, or play group to get involved. Check with your local social services, churches, synagogues, or mosques for a list of families in need.
Homeless Shelters and Soup Kitchens
Donate food or supplies to your local homeless shelter or soup kitchen. Check the local yellow pages for homeless shelters and soup kitchens in your area.
Helping the Elderly
Volunteer to mow lawn or shovel snow for an elderly person in your community. Check with your local senior citizens center or place of worship for a list of people in need.
Visit a Nursing Home
Visit a local nursing home in your community. Many elderly in a home enjoy playing games, talking, or listening to a good book. Be sure to call the nursing home in advance to make arrangements for how your family can best help.
Help the Animals
Children love animals, so why not use this interest in animals to help out at your local Humane Society by donating your time or supplies (pet food, old blankets).
Backpack and School Supply Drive
Organize a backpack and school supply drive to help needy kids in your area. Check with your local social services organizations or place of worship for a list of kids in need.
Looking for a unique and fun idea for your next family volunteering effort? Then a Charity Carnival may be right for you. Plan a carnival for your backyard complete with carnival games, refreshments, and prizes and afterwards donate all the proceeds to your favorite charity. Invite friends from your neighborhood, place of worship, and your children's classes by printing up flyers (indicating which charity the carnival is for) and charging a set fee for entrance. You can set up a ticket booth and give guests tickets to use for the games and refreshments.
According to Roseville Attorney Glenn Peterson of Millstone, Peterson & Watts, LLP his firm not only enjoys participating in such projects, they join forces with other businesses to make a greater impact, such as Class Action Research & Litigation Support. The two companies recently provided Easter bundles for area youngsters with special needs. “We remain involved in the community where we conduct business all year long” Peterson goes onto say.