When I was a child, we volunteered to serve our community in different ways such as picking up trash in the neighborhood. At my kids’ schools, they now call it community hours.
My thirteen-year-old daughter, Alicia, is taking a leadership class in 8th grade. One of her requirements is to perform a certain number of community hours for class credit.
At church last Sunday, they announced an opportunity to assist with a pajama program designed to support children going through transition. Alicia said, “I want to help.”
So, on the following Saturday, we joined approximately 40 other volunteers fold, pack and sort hundreds of PJs for local children.
Who knew it would be so fun and rewarding…Mom and daughter spending quality time together helping others? Wink,Wink.
Has your family participated in community hours or volunteered? I’d love to hear about it.