The Power of Volunteering as a Family

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, National Family Volunteer Day kicked off the holiday season with do-gooding. Here in the Triangle, Activate Good hosted service projects for families to come together as a unit to make an impact for local causes. Family Volunteering Efforts Here are the beautiful results from all of the families who came out to give back to the Triangle community: Socks, underwear, coats and more collected for kids in need 8-10 fleece blankets and 15-25 scarves crafted for the homeless Food packaged and sorted for the hungry 24 umbrellas made for kids in need 20 cards crafted for kids in the hospital 150 volunteers united as a family to help the community! Volunteering As A Family Below, we’ve collected some of the heartwarming quotes that Triangle families shared with us on National Family Volunteer Day. “[It was] a great family time together helping others.” –Marta S. “We are our brother and sister’s keeper.” –Charlotte H. “We’ve been blessed with so much. Family Volunteer Day is a chance for us to share our blessings with others.” –Julia J. “It’s been helpful for our girl scout troops. We’ve been searching for volunteer opportunities, and this gives us a way to connect.” -Lisa A. “It’s a chance to help others and be together with 3 generations of my family.” –Steve K. “It’s a way to be together and show our kids that you can make a difference in someone’s life – even by doing something small.” –Katie G. “We get to help the homeless stay warm on cold days. It makes me feel happy because the homeless people can stay...

National Family Volunteer Day: Quality Time Together

Looking for a new way to spend time with your family? I know I am always seeking new things to do in the Triangle with my bustling brood! Recently I have discovered one thing that truly equates to “quality time” – and that’s volunteering. The great thing about it is my kids love it just as much as I do. As a parent I want to do my best to provide them with hands-on learning experiences where they may even adopt some new skills. Making Memories & Volunteering in the Triangle Community When we have taken on these projects together we have truly made some memories and learned a few things along the way. We’ve also had some excellent conversations about the world and why it’s important to do such things as make cards for children in the hospital, pick vegetables at an urban garden for the hungry, donate our clothing to those less fortunate, and more. This is why I will engage them in the upcoming National Family Volunteer Day. On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Activate Good will bring together families from around the Triangle in recognition of National Family Volunteer Day – a day of service that celebrates the power of families who volunteer together while supporting their neighborhoods and local communities. Established more than two decades ago by Points of Light, National Family Volunteer Day was created to demonstrate the benefits of family volunteering and provide opportunities for families to volunteer in their local communities. Kicking Off the Holiday Season with National Family Volunteer Day Also published in Triangle Mom2Mom and Raleigh & Co. Each year, National Family Volunteer...