Fight Hunger with Rice Bowls

Fight Hunger with Rice Bowls

We've all heard of world hunger.  It's one of those problems that seem to plague us... niggling in the back of our mind every time we throw out a half eaten apple.   Fighting hunger is something we all want to do, especially when it comes to kids.  It's not the motivation we lack, it's the clear direction on what to do.    That's what I'm so pleased to be partnering with Rice Bowls, a company dedicated to fighting world hunger, one bowl at a time. Rice Bowls is a non-profit organization … [Read more...]

Local Volunteer Opportunity for Kids: Meals on Wheels

Local Volunteer Opportunity for Kids: Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a great way for your child to get involved in some service to the community.  Here are some of the ways you can get plugged into this charity. Drivers and Runners Drivers pick up meals at a central location then follow a specific route, making several stops along the way to deliver to Meals On Wheels recipients. Sometimes a driver works with a volunteer “runner” who takes the meal from the car to the door of the seniors’ homes. It takes about an hour and half and they … [Read more...]

Fun Ways to Get Kids Serving

Fun Ways to Get Kids Serving

We're always trying to think of some great service projects for kids to do that are meaningful yet easy to pull off. As an application for our "helping hands" lesson in our Appleseeds program, we've scheduled a free car wash for the community.  Here are some other ideas for service projects for kids or preteens. Charity Guide lets you pick out volunteer opportunities you can do in 15 minutes, a few hours, or on vacation.  Some ideas include: Building Bluebird houses, walking dogs for … [Read more...]