Today is Family Volunteer Day!

Today may seem like a normal Saturday, but it’s not! Today is Family Volunteer Day! I posted about what our family does to give back to our community here. Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families that work together and help their communities. Family Volunteer Day is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving to really help kick off the holiday spirit of giving. This year we did some volunteering before Family Volunteer day and today we decided to keep our volunteering really close to home and help out our community directly. We went around the neighborhood cleaning up neighbor’s yards. We have some elderly neighbors that we know it’s too difficult for them to get out and clean up their yard of all the trash that blows through.

I recently was introduced to an amazing tool called generationOn. It’s a website that helps kids and teens get involved in their communities and thinking of ways they can give back. generationOn also provides resources that will help instill a sense of compassion and foster a sense of civic responsibility that will carry through your children’s lives.

Do you have a project you could do today to help? If not head over to generationOn to get some ideas and inspiration. My daughter loves cleaning up our neighborhood. It gets incredibly windy where we live and trash will end up getting in a lot of yards. Walking around making our neighborhood better only brings us closer as a family and helps my kids understand why it’s so important to care for your community.

So I want to know what you plan on doing today for Family Volunteer day? Or what service or volunteering project would you like to do with your family or plan on doing this holiday season?

If you register on the Family Volunteer Day site and upload a photo of your family volunteering you will be eligible to win some more great prizes! 

You will be eligible to win one of three grand prizes of $1,000 VISA gift cards and one of 10 “family night out” prize packages for dinner and a movie valued at $160 each. 

Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household. Good Luck!


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