June 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

June 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

June 2017 - Baltimore

 
Chinquapin Playground Cleanup
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks
 
Date/Time: Saturday, June 3, 9am - 1pm
 
Location: 6000 Chinquapin Parkway, Baltimore

Volunteers are needed at Chinquapin Park to help remove trash and debris from the new playground at Northern Parkway and Chinquapin Parkway.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: Claudette Booth, cbooth@ubalt.edu
 
 
ShareBaby Gear and Diaper Drop-Off
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Tuesdays: June 6, June 13, June 20, and June 27, 10:30am - 1:30pm
 
Location: The Mill Centre - 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 104, Baltimore

ShareBaby provides diapers, clothing and gear to highly effective community organizations working to ensure Baltimore's young children get the best start in life! Bring us your new and gently used baby items, diapers, wipes, and diaper cream to distribute to children in need at our partner organizations in Baltimore. We accept new AND open packs of diapers. Wipes and diaper cream must be new. We have an especially high need for diapers in sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6. Drop off Instructions:
  1. Please be sure to review the list of items we do and do not accept before you come.
  2. Pull up to the building loading dock.
  3. Call 667.212.3455 when you arrive and a ShareBaby team member will come out to assist you.
  4. Tax receipts are available upon request.
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate 

Time Commitment:
Varies
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore at eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
Cleanup of Lynch Cove Run South
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 9am - 2pm
 
Location: 7833 Scholar Rd. (Lynch Cove Park), Dundalk

Rain or shine, we will clean up the southern section of Lynch Cove Run. Registration will be across the street from Grange Elementary School at Lynch Cove Park (Look for our tents and signs). This event will be run in conjunction with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's Annual Project Clean Stream and American River's Nation River Cleanup as well as Reclaim the Bay! This cleanup is run as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks including:
  • Digging out shopping carts and hauling trash to the dumpsters.
  • Running water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek.
  • Sorting recyclables from the debris that is removed. Assisting with registration, food and snack set-up, as well as many other less strenuous activities.
Volunteers will be provided with lunch, snacks, and water as well as gloves and trash bags. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but please bring your own if you have them. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Flexible - stay as long or as little as you'd like
 
Contact: John Long, info@breadandcheesecreek.org or 410.285.1202
www.cleanbreadandcheesecreek.org

 
 
BioBlitz at Masonville Cove!
National Aquarium
 
Date/Time: Saturday, June 24, 10am - 2pm
 
Location: Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, 1000 Frankfurst Ave., Baltimore

A bioblitz is an all day event where scientists, naturalists, students, teachers, families, and other volunteers work together to find, identify, and record as many living organisms that can be found in a specific habitat. By combining biological fieldwork and education, a bioblitz inspires stewardship in the local community. With the help of local experts, Masonville Cove BioBlitz volunteers will conduct a biological survey of the Cove through hands-on activities, and learn about the actions needed to protect wildlife.
 
Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer. Minimum age is five years old (accompanied by an adult).
 
Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: 410.576.1014 or conserve@aqua.org. Pre-registration is required. Please register at https://aqua.formstack.com/forms/bioblitz2017. 
 
 
ShareBaby Wrapping & Sorting Volunteer Sessions 
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time:
  • Wednesday, June 14, 7 -  9pm
  • Tuesday, June 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sunday, June 25, 3 - 5pm
Location: The Mill Centre - 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 104, Baltimore

ShareBaby provides diapers, clothing and gear to highly effective community organizations working to ensure Baltimore's young children get the best start in life! Want to get hands on with helping babies in need? Come help us with gear sorting and diaper wrapping at the warehouse! Our volunteer sessions are a great way to spend some time giving back to children in need in Baltimore. Unless otherwise noted, our sessions are family-friendly. There is space for small children to play/do activities and generally children six and up are able to help with sorting and/or diaper wrapping. Snacks and water will be provided. We suggest that you dress comfortably and wear layers in case you need to adjust to the temperature of the space. Please bring a box of size 3, 4, 5 or 6 diapers along with you when you come to the session.

Ages:
Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 18. If you are bringing children with you, we have a small basket of activities but feel free to bring along any additional toys or snacks for them if you'd like.

Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore at eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455. Please register online in advance.
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
Homebound Health Kits
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Ongoing - please contact to make drop-off arrangements
 
Location: 515 South Haven St., Baltimore

Collect band aids, shampoo, toothpaste, comb and brush, bottled water, flashlights, etc., and assemble into bags to aid homebound individuals in your neighborhood. All collected items will be distributed to individuals in your community during regular food delivery.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Volunteer Support Services ,443.573.0925 or volunteer@mowcm.org
 
 
Happy Helpers Meal Preparation
Happy Helpers for the Homeless
 
Date/Time: Every Saturday in June, 11:30am - 1pm
 
Location: Happy Helpers Headquarters, 1550 Catons Center Dr., Halethorpe

We bring love and necessities directly to homeless and poverty stricken men, women, and children every Saturday and Sunday no matter the weather, and including holidays. Your family is welcome to meet at our headquarters to make and bag sandwiches. After this, we head to Harundale Presbyterian Church (1020 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD) to distribute sandwiches and other necessities to the needy in the community.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Bobbi Coffman, 443.433.2416 or web@happyhelpersforthehomeless.com
 
 
Happy Helpers Meal Distribution
Happy Helpers for the Homeless
 
Date/Time: Every Sunday in June, 1 - 3:30pm
 
Location: Our Daily Bread, 725 Fallsway, Baltimore

We bring love and necessities directly to homeless and poverty stricken men, women, and children every Saturday and Sunday no matter the weather, and including holidays. Your family is welcome to meet us at Our Daily Bread where we set up their dining room, organize our goods and clothing, and then hand out all that we can to Baltimore's needy.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two and one-half hours
 
Contact: Bobbi Coffman, 443.433.2416 or web@happyhelpersforthehomeless.com
 
 
Create DIY Kindness Kits for Gratitude on the Go
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Your home and community
 
Anytime is a good time to express your gratitude to other people. Keep your car stocked with a DIY Kindness Kit and be ready to create thank you notes at any time. Fill your kit with:
  • Candy (melt-resistant works best in the summer)
  • Blank cards
  • Stickers
  • Colorful pens and markers
Read more about Gratitude on the Go and other Kindness Practices on the Doing Good Together website.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
www.doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
Let your summer family gathering, school reunion, or community event be a chance for big-hearted giving. Our DGT Family Service Fairs are an are an ideal way for families to have fun while connecting with local nonprofits to help others in their community. And, our DIY Family Service Fair Manual makes them easy to host!

 

 

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This list was compiled by Doing Good Together™ (www.doinggoodtogether.org)
 When calling to volunteer for any of the opportunities listed above, please let the coordinator know you found it through this listing. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have of the sponsoring organization before committing to a project.
Disclaimer: This list is provided as a service to families. Inclusion of organizations in this listing does not imply affiliation, endorsement or quality assurance on the part of Doing Good Together.™ Doing Good Together™ bears no responsibility whatsoever for the activities and actions of the listed organizations. 
                                                                            

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May 2017 -Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

May 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

May 2017 - Baltimore

 
Share Items with ShareBaby
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Flexible - please email to schedule a drop-off date and time
 
Location: The Mill Centre - 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 104

ShareBaby provides diapers, clothing and gear to highly effective community organizations working to ensure Baltimore's young children get the best start in life! Please only donate items that are washed, free of stains/rips, and in new or good condition. It is only with your help that we are able to ensure that every item ShareBaby distributes is something that you would give or use with your own children or ones you love. There are many items that we do not accept due to liability and/or space limitations. Click to view the current wish list. If an item isn't on the wish list, we likely do not accept it at this time.

Ages:
Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
Food Donation/Bagged Dinners
The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center/Catholic Charities of Maryland
 
Date/Time: May 1 - 5, Drop-off times: 7am - 3pm or 5 - 7pm
 
Location: 620 Fallsway, Baltimore

Each night, about 150 guests board a shuttle on their way to an overflow shelter. The WHRC aims to provide a bag dinner each day for these guests -- at the minimum, a sandwich for each guest, but ideally a full bag dinner. Most of these guests won't eat if we don't feed them, so the support means a lot. Consider donating any of the following items, packing the bag dinners and dropping them off, or donating a collection of full bag dinners. Any amount helps! One complete bagged dinner includes:
  • A sandwich (PB&J or turkey - option to include cheese - white OR wheat bread okay)
  • Juice box
  • Bottle of water
  • Orange or other fruit (no apples, please - many of our residents are unable to chew them)
  • Snack (pretzels, chips, etc.)
  • Dessert treat (cookie, brownie, etc.)
Please put sandwiches in a plastic Ziploc-style bag, and put the dinner items in a brown paper bag. It's a great idea for families, groups or schools to decorate the paper bags too.
Please do not include any raw meat items!

Ages: Families are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
 
 
Walk MS: Hunt Valley Volunteer
National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater DC/Maryland Chapter
 
Date/Time: Saturday, May 6, 5am - noon (contact for specific volunteer hours)
 
Location: Padonia Park Club 12006 Jenifer Rd., Cockeysville

Families, corporate groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to volunteer. We are always looking for youth clubs, corporate, and service-oriented community groups to lend a hand before, during, and after our events. Positions include:
  • Set up
  • Registration
  • Greeters
  • Rest stop (hand out snack & drink)
  • Photography
  • Medical support
  • Tear down and more!
Some volunteer positions require a criminal and/or DMV background check, and some may involve driving or heavy lifting. If you want to help, we guarantee we can find a place for you!
 
Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Varies, depending on position
 
Contact: 202.296.5363 or info-dcmd@nmss.org. Registration is available online
 
 
ShareBaby Wrapping & Sorting Volunteer Sessions 
ShareBaby

Date/Time: 
  • Wednesday, May 10, 7 - 9pm
  • Sunday, May 21, 3 - 5pm
  • Wednesday, May 31, 7 - 9pm
Location:
The Mill Centre, 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 104, Baltimore

ShareBaby provides diapers, clothing and gear to highly effective community organizations- working to ensure Baltimore's young children get the best start in life! Want to get hands on with helping babies in need? Come help us with gear sorting and diaper wrapping at the warehouse! Our volunteer sessions are a great way to spend some time giving back to children in need in Baltimore. Unless otherwise noted, our sessions are family-friendly. There is space for small children to play/do activities and generally children six and up are able to help with sorting and/or diaper wrapping. Snacks and water will be provided. We suggest that you dress comfortably and wear layers in case you need to adjust to the temperature of the space. Please bring a box of size 3, 4, 5 or 6 diapers along with you when you come to the session. 

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 18. If you are bringing children with you, we have a small basket of activities but feel free to bring along any additional toys or snacks for them if you'd like.

Time Commitment: Two hours

Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455. Please register online in advance
 
 
Project Clean Stream Community Trash Cleanup of Middle Branch Park 
Bluewater Baltimore

Date/Time: Saturday, May 13, 9am - noon

Location:
Middle Branch Park, 3301 Waterview Ave., Baltimore


Blue Water Baltimore offers the opportunity for volunteers to make an immediate positive impact on the health of our parks, neighborhoods, and waterways through community trash cleanups. Trash is a major cause of pollution in Baltimore City and it is one of the easiest to address. No experience is necessary and supplies and instruction are provided.

Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer

Time Commitment: Three hours

Contact: Alison Young, ayoung@bluewaterbaltimore.org or 410.254.1577 ext. 100. Registration is available online. 
 
 
Cleanup of Stansbury Park and Pond 
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek

Date/Time: Saturday, May 20, 9am - 2pm. Registration opens at 8am

Location:
800 Stansbury Rd., Dundalk

 
In celebration of National Kids to Park Day your family can help cleanup this beautiful park and pond because every child deserves a safe clean place to play in and experience nature. We will provide gloves, trash bags, snacks, lunch and bottled water. Registration will be located at or near the pavilion. Look for the registration tents and the Clean Bread and Cheese Creek Banners. This event will run rain or shine. This cleanup is run as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks including: 
  • Digging out shopping carts and hauling trash to the dumpsters. 
  • Running water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek.
  • Sorting recyclables from the debris that is removed. 
  • Assisting with registration, food and snack set-up, as well as many other less strenuous activities. 
Volunteers will be provided with lunch, snacks, and water as well as gloves and trash bags. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but please bring your own if you have them. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone!

Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer 

Time Commitment: Flexible - stay as long or as little as you'd like

Contact: John Long, info@breadandcheesecreek.org or 410.285.1202. Join our Facebook event here.
 
 
Community Garden Day! 
H.P. Rawlings Conservatory & Baltimore City Parks and Recreation

Date/Time: Thursday, May 25, 8:30am - 1pm

Location:
H.P. Rawlings Conservatory, 3100 Swann Dr., Baltimore

Help plant the gardens around the Conservatory. We will be doing a large planting activity to get our beds ready for the season. We need help planting and mulching the beds. Plant the beds with the guidance of an experienced team captain. Eat, drink and be merry while enjoying the beautiful, transformed garden!

Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer

Time Commitment: Up to four and one-half hours

 
 
Project Clean Stream Community Trash Cleanup with Friends of Herring Run Park 
Bluewater Baltimore

Date/Time: Saturday, May 27, 10am - noon

Location: 
Herring Run Park - Echodale Ave. and Herring Run Dr., Baltimore


Blue Water Baltimore offers the opportunity for volunteers to make an immediate positive impact on the health of our parks, neighborhoods, and waterways through community trash cleanups. Trash is a major cause of pollution in Baltimore City and it is one of the easiest to address. No experience is necessary and supplies and instruction are provided.  

Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer

Time Commitment: Two hours

Contact:
Alison Young, ayoung@bluewaterbaltimore.org or 410.254.1577 ext. 100. Registration is available online.
 
 
Make this a Summer of Kindness with DGT's Summer Bucket List
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: All summer long
 
Location: Your home or community
 
Print and post one or both of DGT's two innovative Summer of Kindness bucket lists. These creative kindness projects will keep your family making big-hearted memories all summer long. 
 
Ages: Preschool to teen
 
Time Commitment: 15 minutes to 1 hour per week depending upon the activities you choose to complete.

Contact:
mail@doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
Let's multiply kindness!

Thank you to everyone who attended our April 20th Celebration and helped us raise funds to empower families to raise children who care and contribute!

If you weren't able to attend our event, here's your chance to make an impact. Every $25 raised helps DGT™ engage with a new family who wants to share more acts of kindness and service. Those big-hearted efforts have a multiplying effect: As families do more good for others, they start a family routine of giving that benefits others now and in the future.

Whether you want to support one family or several, your donation helps us multiply kindness and extend DGT's reach to families across the nation.

Click here to make your donation.

And to instill a habit of kindness and service in your own family, be sure to join our Membership Circle if you haven't already.

 

 

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 When calling to volunteer for any of the opportunities listed above, please let the coordinator know you found it through this listing. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have of the sponsoring organization before committing to a project.
Disclaimer: This list is provided as a service to families. Inclusion of organizations in this listing does not imply affiliation, endorsement or quality assurance on the part of Doing Good Together.™ Doing Good Together™ bears no responsibility whatsoever for the activities and actions of the listed organizations. 
                                                                            

                                                                                                     © 2016 Doing Good Together™

                                                                                    

Doing Good Together, 5141 16th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417
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April 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

April 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

April 2017 - Baltimore

 
Spring Bread and Cheese Creek Cleanup
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 1, 8am - 2pm
 
Location: Rain or shine, we will be cleaning up the section of Historic Bread and Cheese Creek from the Berkshire Area to North Point Road. This event will be run in conjunction with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's Annual Project Clean Stream and American River's Nation River Cleanup as well as Reclaim the Bay! This cleanup is run as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks including:
  • Digging out shopping carts and hauling trash to the dumpsters.
  • Running water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek.
  • Sorting recyclables from the debris that is removed.
  • Assisting with registration, food and snack set-up, as well as many other less strenuous activities.
Volunteers will be provided with lunch, snacks, and water as well as gloves and trash bags. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but please bring your own if you have them. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but we suggest bringing your own if you have them.
 
Ages: Families with children are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Flexible - stay as long or as little as you'd like
 
Contact: John Long at info@breadandcheesecreek.org or 410.285.1202
 
 
Project Clean Stream - Help Plant Trees for Cleaner Air and Water!
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 1, 10am - 1pm. Please arrive by 9:45am to sign in.
 
Location: Contact Peggy Perry for the stream location nearest you.

We are seeking individuals and volunteer groups to participate in our annual Project Clean Stream event at various locations throughout the Gunpowder Watershed. Choose from streams nearest to your home or those that really need your help! Community service learning hours are available. Events occur rain or shine! Trash bags and refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own work gloves and wear pants, long sleeve top, and hat. Wear rubber boots as we will be cleaning trash stuck on debris in the water as well. Bring rain gear, water bottle and tick repellent. This cleanup project is sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and is part of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy's Adopt A Creek Program in partnership with Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability.
 
Ages: Families with children ages eight and older are welcome to volunteer. An adult must accompany all children.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Peggy Perry at 410.692.0468 or pperry@gunpowdervc.org. Registration is available online
www.gundpowdervalleyconservancy.org

 
 
Good Deeds Day: Create Movie Night Kits for Critically Ill Children
Jewish Volunteer Connection & Casey Cares Foundation
 
Date/Time: Sunday, April 2, 10:30am - 12:30pm
 
Location: Bolton Street Synagogue - 212 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore

For Good Deeds Day, the Jewish Volunteer Connection has put together several events during which families are welcome to sign up to volunteer. Join Bolton Street Synagogue and create at-home movie night kits for critically ill children from the Casey Cares Foundation. If you are inclined, please bring movie theater and pizza gift cards, movie theater candy, bags of popcorn, and new pairs of pajamas to help make the kits.
 
Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Alex Ade, 410.843.7478 or aade@associated.org. Registration is available online.
www.jvcbaltimore.org

 
 
Good Deeds Day: Park Cleanup at Middle Branch Park
Jewish Volunteer Connection
 
Date/Time: Sunday, April 2, 1 - 3pm
 
Location: 3301 Waterview Ave., Baltimore

For Good Deeds Day, the Jewish Volunteer Connection has put together several events during which families are welcome to sign up to volunteer. For the Middle Branch Park cleanup day, volunteers will pick up trash and remove debris at Middle Branch Park, 1 mile south of the Inner Harbor, in partnership with Baltimore City Parks and Recreation. Please wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a water bottle. Tools and materials, including gloves will be provided (or you can bring your own!)
 
Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours. Registration is available online.
 
Contact: Alex Ade, 410.843.7478 or aade@associated.org
www.jvcbaltimore.org
 
 
Bear Creek Park and Shoreline Cleanup
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 22, 9am - noon
 
Location: Intersection of Park Haven and Gray Haven Road (near Bear Creek Elementary School), Dundalk. Look for the registration tents and the "Clean Bread and Cheese" banners.

Please help clean up the historic shoreline of Bear Creek and Charlesmont Park where both the British and American set up defensive positions during the War of 1812, Battle of North Point. This event will be run in conjunction with American Rivers, Trash Free Maryland, National Public Lands Day and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as part of annual Project Clean Stream Event. We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the cleanup. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks including:
  • Digging out shopping carts and hauling trash to the dumpsters.
  • Running water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek.
  • Sorting recyclables from the debris that is removed.
  • Assisting with registration, food and snack set-up, as well as many other less strenuous activities.
Volunteers will be provided with lunch, snacks, and water as well as gloves and trash bags. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but please bring your own if you have them. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but we suggest bringing your own if you have them.
 
Ages: Families with children are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: John Long at info@breadandcheesecreek.org or 410.285.1202
 
 
Earth Day Celebration
The Howard County Conservancy
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 22, 9am - 1pm
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant - 10520 Old Frederick Rd., Woodstock

Give back to your natural world on Earth Day and help the Conservancy. Join the Conservancy for this annual day of service where participants will be planting trees in and around stream buffers and removing non-native invasive plants from meadows and woodlands. There will also be a tadpole release! Students- please be sure to bring your service hour reports for our staff to sign.

Ages: Families with children ages five and older are welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible - feel free to come and go as you'd like
 
Contact: 410.465.8877
 
 
Stone Soup Volunteer Event
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 22, 3 - 5pm
 
Location: Our Daily Bread - 725 Fallsway, Baltimore

Together, we can work to end hunger in central Maryland. Bring your whole family and join us to assemble meals for people in need. Inspired by the children's story, Stone Soup, we ask each family member to bring an item from our grocery list. Once you have registered, we will send you a follow-up email indicating which ingredients your family should provide. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome, so invite your friends and neighbors to join the fun!

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell at beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
www.uwcm.org
 
 
ROAR for Kids 2017 Family Fun Walk/Run & Festival
Kennedy Krieger Institute
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 29, 8 - 11:30am
 
Location: Oregon Ridge Park - 13401 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville

Join us as we ROAR for Kids at Kennedy Krieger. You can make your voice heard by joining us for a 5k run or low-mileage walk for individuals of all ages. When you're finished running or walking, be sure to take a break and check out the wide variety of fun activities and entertainment at our family festival! All proceeds from the event will help raise much-needed funds for research and programs to help kids at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Click here to learn more about the event day schedule.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: ROAR@kennedykrieger.org or 443.923.7300. Registration is available online.
 
 
Quick Acts of Kindness
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible, quick ways to add kindness to daily family life
 
Location: Your home and community

Not all acts of kindness require planning. Check out the Doing Good Together 24+ Quick Acts of Kindness project page for ideas. You can also print out our Design Your Own Kindness Cards to include with your quick kindness activities.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
 
We're proud of our DGT™ Partnerships

DGT is proud to have amazing partnerships with a variety of organizations. Yours can be next! If your group or organization is interested in hosting a fun family service event, offering a workshop on raising caring kids, or in need of custom materials to introduce children and families to important social issues, we'd love to help. To learn more, contact Jenny by email (jenny@doinggoodtogether.org).
 

 

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 When calling to volunteer for any of the opportunities listed above, please let the coordinator know you found it through this listing. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have of the sponsoring organization before committing to a project.
Disclaimer: This list is provided as a service to families. Inclusion of organizations in this listing does not imply affiliation, endorsement or quality assurance on the part of Doing Good Together.™ Doing Good Together™ bears no responsibility whatsoever for the activities and actions of the listed organizations. 
                                                                            

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March 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

March 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

March 2017 - Baltimore

 
Special Volunteer Days to Help Around the House
Harford Family House
 
Date/Time: Friday, March 10 and 24, 9am - 12:30pm; Saturday, March 18,  9am - 11:30am
 
Location: 53 East Bel Air Avenue, Suite 3, Aberdeen

Harford Family House is one of the largest transitional housing shelters for families with children in Harford County. Their goal is to keep families intact during the crisis of homelessness. Volunteers are always welcome to come help! Typical volunteer tasks include cleaning and setting up apartments for incoming families, sorting donations in the supply closet, and minor landscaping (weather-permitting). You can also contribute much-needed items from their wish list.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two and one-half to three and one-half hours

Contact:
 Ariana Brown, 410.273.6700 or abrown@harfordfamilyhouse.org
www.harfordfamilyhouse.org
 
 
Spring Peninsula Expressway Cleanup with Friends of the Hard Yacht Cafe
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Saturday, March 25, 9:30am - 1:30pm
 
Location: Anchor Bay Marina, 8500 Cove Road, Dundalk

Join us as we work with Friends of the Hard Yacht Cafe to remove trash before it washes into Bear Creek. We will car pool to the cleanup site from the marina parking lot. We run our cleanups as family events with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist. We will supply snacks, water, trash bags, as well as gloves. More information is available on our Facebook page

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible

Contact: John Long, 410.285.1202 or info@breadandcheesecreek.org
www.breadandcheesecreek.org 
 
 
Become a Friendly Visitor
Bello Machre
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: 7765 Freetown Rd., Glen Burnie

At Bello Machre the possibilities are endless. Creativity and imagination, mixed with initiative and a caring heart, can make the volunteer experience memorable for everyone. Your caring heart will make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. Lend your time and talents and open your heart to the individuals we serve. If you have a day or even a few hours - your support will bring a smile to someone's face. Program ideas include music, scrapbooking, arts & crafts, gardening, cooking, movies, sports, and painting.
 
Ages: Volunteers of all ages welcome. A parent or guardian who has completed an orientation and background check must accompany children under 15 years of age.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible - you create the schedule.

Contact: Tracy Lynott, 443.702.3000 or tlynott@bellomachre.org
www.bellomachre.org 
 
Weed Warriors - Monthly Clean Up at Herring Run Park
Tree Baltimore and the Friends of Herring Run Park
 
Date/Time: Saturday, March 25, 10am - noon
 
Location: Herring Run Park, 2300 Argonne Dr., Baltimore

The mission of Friends of Herring Run Parks is to preserve, protect, restore and promote Herring Run Park and its stream valley for the benefit of present and future generations. Each month, volunteers gather to help clean up the park. Tools and gloves are provided.

Ages:
 Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: thefhrp@gmail.com or info@treebaltimore.org. Registration is available online.
www.treebaltimore.org

 
 
School's Out, Pitch In!
Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC)
 
Date/Time: Friday, March 31, 1 - 3pm
 
Location: Various locations to be determined

JVC is the volunteer branch of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Their mission is to foster a culture of service and engage volunteers to meet vital community needs. JVC connects volunteers with organizations throughout Greater Baltimore (nonprofits, schools and service agencies) based on the interests, skills and needs of the organizations. Are you looking for something to do with your children when school is out? Join the "School's Out, Pitch In!" VolunTeam and engage with your children in meaningful service when they have time off from school. Volunteers will participate in various service projects that may include cleaning up a park, visiting seniors, assembling donations, and more.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Varies/flexible
 
Contact: Erica Bloom, ebloom@associated.org or 410.369.9302. Due to capacity, spots are limited so please call to register and a  VolunTeam Leader will be in touch with more details.
www.jvcbaltimore.org
 
 
Donate to Our Wish List
Art With A Heart
 
Date/Time: Please contact to schedule a drop-off date
 
Location: Hamden Village Centre, 3355 Keswick Rd., Stable Building Suite 104, Baltimore

Art with a Heart brings interactive visual arts classes into schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, hospitals, and senior housing facilities. Art with a Heart offers 11,000 classes each year with a proven track record for developing creative initiatives and accessible paths to success for those living in Baltimore's most vulnerable communities. The organization is always in need of quality supplies. Please consider donating items from their wish list

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible
 
Contact: Jenny Hyle, jenny@artwithaheart.net or 410.366.8886
www.artwithaheart.net

 
Cook a Meal at a Shelter
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible -- find something that works for your families schedule
 

Location:
Check the national Homeless Shelter Directory or Emergency Food Programs Directory for shelters or soup kitchens in your area.

Your family can work together to help hungry people in your community by volunteering to cook a meal or bring food to a local homeless shelter or soup kitchen. When you contact a shelter or soup kitchen, ask for the volunteer coordinator, see if they need volunteers and ask if they have any age requirements. Find more information and resources on the Doing Good Together Cook a Meal at a Shelter Project Page.

Ages: Will vary depending on the shelter or soup kitchen's volunteer policy.
 
Time Commitment: Varies; volunteers can typically make either a one-time or ongoing commitment.
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
 
 

One of the hallmarks of DGT™ is that we do more than simply offer opportunities and ideas for sharing kindness and serving others. We also expand on those experiences with important tips that help families prepare for and reflect on the unique situations they encounter during their time spent volunteering. Our newest Reflection Activities are geared specifically to the frequent topics we cover in our listings, e.g. helping the hungry and caring for animals. Look for the reflection banners in our listings to find conversation starters, book recommendations and more. And be sure to bookmark this collection of reflection offerings for easy reference during big-hearted discussions with your family.
 
 

 

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 When calling to volunteer for any of the opportunities listed above, please let the coordinator know you found it through this listing. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have of the sponsoring organization before committing to a project.
Disclaimer: This list is provided as a service to families. Inclusion of organizations in this listing does not imply affiliation, endorsement or quality assurance on the part of Doing Good Together.™ Doing Good Together™ bears no responsibility whatsoever for the activities and actions of the listed organizations. 
                                                                            

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February 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

February 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

February 2017 - Baltimore

 
Donations Wish List
Hampden Family Center
 
Date/Time: Please call to arrange a donation drop-off time.
 
Location: 800 W. 36th St., Baltimore

The Family Center has served as a "hub" for community activities in Hampden for 21 years. They provide programs and support services for all who live, learn and work in the community. Children enjoy after-school and summer enrichment programs. Adults can participate in literacy classes to brush up on their math, reading and writing skills in preparation for the GED class and exam. And seniors from the community can enjoy monthly lunches with their peers. In addition, they offer emergency and benefit assistance programs. The Family Center welcomes in-kind donations. Click here for their Donations Wish List.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible
 
Contact: 410.467.8710 or info@hampdenfamilycenter.org
www.hampdenfamilycenter.org

 
 
Donate Classroom Supplies
Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap
 
Date/Time: Thursdays, 3 - 5:30pm and Saturdays, 11am - 2pm. Donations can be dropped off during open hours - no appointment necessary.
 
Location: 1224 Wicomico Street, Baltimore

Every year, teachers and families spend a significant amount of money on supplies to help students learn. Meanwhile, stockpiles of perfectly good supplies get thrown away or go to waste when they're no longer needed. The Teacher Supply Swap equips teachers and families with educational supplies by repurposing supplies others no longer need. The goal is to reduce the financial burden on teachers and families by redirecting unwanted supplies into their hands. Click here for a list of needed supplies.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Varies

Contact: Melissa at melissa@teachersupplyswap.org or 443.826.9147
www.teachersupplyswap.org  
 
 
Stone Soup Volunteer Event
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, February 18, 8:30 - 10:30am
 
Location: Bel Air United Methodist Church - 21 Linwood Ave., Bel Air

Bring your whole family and join us to assemble meals for people in need. Inspired by the children's story, Stone Soup, we ask for each family member participating in the event to bring an item from our grocery list. Once you have registered, we will send you a follow up email indicating which ingredients your family should provide. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome, so invite your friends and neighbors to join the fun!

Ages:
Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell at beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
 
 
Family Supper Program and/or Cookie Bake
Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation
 
Date/Time: Call to schedule a date and time
 
Location: Believe in Tomorrow House at St. Casimir - 2712 O'Donnell St., Baltimore

The Believe In Tomorrow House at St. Casimir is the first stand-alone hospital housing facility nationwide to focus exclusively on the long-term housing needs of pediatric bone marrow transplant patients and their immediate family members. Volunteers are needed for two different programs:
  • Family Supper Program: Prepare a "grab-and-go" meal for our families to enjoy! Families staying here may often not be at the house during mealtime, but appreciate coming back to a pre-prepared meal at a time convenient to their schedule.
  • Cookie Bake: Treat the families of the Believe In Tomorrow House at St. Casimir to delicious homemade goodies.
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: info@believeintomorrow.org or 410.614.2560. Potential volunteers should complete the online volunteer form
http://believeintomorrow.org/
 
 
Mailbox Cubbies for Valentine's Day
Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore
 
Date/Time: Open seven days a week, 9am - 9pm
 
Location: 635 W. Lexington St., Baltimore

Each family has a mailbox/cubby that can be stuffed with gifts from the community. It's such a wonderful treat for the families to see their cubbies filled with goodies when they come back from the hospital - it really brightens their day!  Be creative. Think of something you would like to receive or something you would want to send to a loved one. Here are some examples of great cubby stuffers:
  • Handmade Gifts: If you're feeling crafty, make stuffed animals, picture frames, greeting cards or any other creations to brighten up our families' day.
  • Small Gifts: Individually wrapped snacks or toiletries always make a great gift!
  • Snack Bags: Fill gift/lunch bags with water, juice boxes, chips, fruit snacks, granola bars or other non-perishable food items. Families can take these with them to the hospitals for a mid-day treat!
  • Child Activity Bags: Fill gift/lunch bags with crayons, markers, stickers, activity pads, coloring books or other fun activities.
  • Adult Goody Bags: Fill gift/lunch bags with pens, pencils, paper, note cards, crossword or other puzzle books, or other gifts just for parents.
  • Notes: Write notes of encouragement to the families and children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
Please keep in mind that all goodies must be new.  We encourage volunteers to bring enough items to stuff 36 cubbies. 
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies

Contact: Amber Rose at arose@rmhcbaltimore.org or 410.528.1010 ext. 106
www.rmhcbaltimore.org  
 
 
Write a Letter!
Operation Gratitude
 
Date/Time: Ongoing
 
Location: All your cards and letters can be sent together in one large mailing envelope or box to:
Operation Gratitude
21100 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311-4278
ATTN: Letter Writing Program
Please include a donation form in your large mailing envelope or box.

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ Care Packages filled with food, entertainment, hygiene, and handmade items, plus personal letters of appreciation to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Of all the items included in these packages, the most cherished are the personal letters of appreciation! Our goal is to include several letters and colorful drawings in every Care Package and tell our troops "WE CARE!" Writing a letter is a meaningful way for Americans to show support for our Military. It only takes five minutes of your day, but will bring lasting joy to our troops. Letters are accepted year-round. Right now, we have a special need for those specifically written to our New Recruits, Veterans, and First Responders. Holiday cards need to be received two to three months prior to the holidays in order for them to reach our service members on time. Once we receive letters it takes us time to screen, sort and assemble them into our care packages and then we have to factor in the shipping time. If your letters will arrive at a later date it will work well to make them general letters of appreciation so that they may be used year round. Don't know where to start? Click here for the Write a Letter flyer.

Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Flexible
 
Contact: OpGrat@gmail.com or info@operationgratitude.com
www.operationgratitude.com
 
 
Friendship Bracelets
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Your home or other community location

Your family can create these colorful bracelets to share with others. Making friendship bracelets for new students, or kids who seem to need more friends, is the perfect activity for the Valentine's season! Visit the Doing Good Together Friendship Bracelets Project Page to learn how to make the bracelets and for reflection materials and resources for this kindness activity.

Ages: Everyone can participate

Time Commitment: Varies

Contact:
mail@doinggoodtogether.org
www.doinggoodtogether.org 
 
 
WE'RE SHARING STORIES FOR STORIES
Have you and your family used our DGT™ resources to share kindness and/or serve others? We want to hear from you! Take part in our STORIES FOR STORIES giveaway. We'll send a DGT-selected big-hearted book to the first five families who share their stories (via the form on this page) along with a photo or video! (Submitted stories may be used on the DGT website and/or social media.) Deadline for submissions: February 15th!
P.S. Remember, your family's act of kindness and service *must* come from a DGT web page, listing, newsletter, or blog.
 

 

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 When calling to volunteer for any of the opportunities listed above, please let the coordinator know you found it through this listing. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have of the sponsoring organization before committing to a project.
Disclaimer: This list is provided as a service to families. Inclusion of organizations in this listing does not imply affiliation, endorsement or quality assurance on the part of Doing Good Together.™ Doing Good Together™ bears no responsibility whatsoever for the activities and actions of the listed organizations. 
                                                                            

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January 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

January 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

January 2017 - Baltimore

 
East Baltimore's MLK Day of Service
The 6th Branch
 
Date/Time: Monday, January 16, 9am - 1pm
 
Location: 1100 Brentwood Ave., Baltimore

The 6th Branch is a community of veterans and civilians that believes we can make Baltimore great through community action. For the MLK Day of Service, we will be working at project locations in the Johnston Square community doing light demolition (taking up old parking pads, a cinder block wall, and other things), overgrowth removal and large scale trash pick up, and working on a urban farm. Young children will not work near the demolition projects but they can help in a variety of other ways. We have had families with small children help us in the past as we can find a task that they can do. We provide all the tools and safety equipment needed for the event.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate. All ages. Families & children are absolutely welcome!
 
Time Commitment: Two to four hours
 
Contact: Colin Lyman, colinlyman@the6thbranch.org. A completed waiver form is required.
www.the6thbranch.org
 
 
Bmore Humane Kids Club/Animal Enrichment Squad Member
Baltimore Humane Society
 
Date/Time: Kids Club Meetings are held once a month on Saturdays (join email list for future dates). The next meeting is Saturday, January 21, 11am - 12:30pm. Volunteers can call to schedule time to Read to the Animals during shelter hours Tuesday through Sunday, noon - 6pm
 
Location: 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown

The Bmore Humane Kids Club is hands-on humane education with innovative games and activities created exclusively for the Baltimore Humane Society. Your child will learn about pet needs, pet safety, and compassionate care of animals at our free monthly Saturday meetings. Club members will make enrichment toys for our shelter pets and engage in exciting animal themes each month including:
  • Dogs, Dog Safety & Clicker Training - learn about dogs, work with robotic dogs, read to shelter dogs, and make enrichment toys for shelter dogs
  • Cats - Learn about the amazing qualities of cats! Visit the cat shelter, read to the cats, and make enrichment toys for shelter cats
  • Rabbits and Other Small Animals - Visit and read to rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small animals and learn about their care.
Our Bmore Humane Kids can also Read to the Animals:
  • Read any day of the week to a shelter animal and earn a reading credit
  • Each meeting read and earn a reading credit
  • Earn enough credits and read your way to different award levels.
  • Most frequent readers earn a Super Hero to the Pets award.
Ages: Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to participate with adult supervision
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: education@bmorehumane.org. Register for the next Kids Club Meeting here: https://baltimorehumane.wufoo.com/forms/p9p05l0klr2q8/
www.bmorehumane.org

 
 
Warm Hearts & Warm Coats Drive
Burlington Coat Factory
 
Date/Time: Ongoing through January 23, drop off during store hours
 
Location:  Drop off at the following local Burlington Coat Factory Stores:
    *    Burlington Store 757, 7735 Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore
    *    Burlington Store 91, 6500 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore
    *    Burlington Store 324, 6901 Security Blvd, Baltimore
    *    Burlington Store 215, 1955 East Joppa Rd., Baltimore
    *    Burlington Store 733, 7700 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie

Collect and donate gently used or like-new winter coats to the Warm Hearts & Warm Coats drive. This collaboration is part of an ongoing effort to ensure no individual goes without a warm coat during the cold winter months. Each year the Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Coat Drive relies on the generosity and compassion of Burlington customers across the country. In partnership with ABC's Good Morning America and the national non-profit organization K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Burlington collects gently worn coats in all its store locations and works with local agencies to distribute the coats to those most in need within the community. Having completed its 9th year, the coat drive has collected well over 1.5MM coats!

Ages:
Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 



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helping to fight poverty

 
Pull Tab Program
Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore
 
Date/Time: Ongoing; the house is open seven days a week from 9am to 9pm
 
Location: 635 West Lexington St., Baltimore

Start collecting aluminum pull-tabs from every soda, soup can, and food can! When you're finished collecting, drop off or mail the tabs to the Ronald McDonald house. Ronald McDonald House recycles the tabs and receives a check that is used to pay for gas for the shuttle that takes their families to and from area hospitals. It benefits the families and is a great way to help protect the environment! Click here to learn more about the pull tab program.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies

Contact: Amber Rose at 410.528.1010 ext.106 or arose@rmhcbaltimore.org
www.rmhcbaltimore.org  
 
 
Supply Closet Needs Donation
Harford Family House
 
Date/Time: Ongoing - open hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm

Location: 53 E. Bel Air Ave., Apt. 3, Aberdeen

Through housing, support and resources, Harford Family House, Inc. helps homeless families transition into stable/permanent housing. Harford Family House provides a fully furnished apartment to each of our families. When a family graduates from our program, they are able to take many of the items with them, so we are always in need of household items. In addition, our families are able to access a supply closet on a weekly basis for cleaning supplies, toiletries and other personal hygiene items. You and your family can help by donating needed supplies for our families. Click here for a list of needed items.

Ages:
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Tiffany Simmons, tsimmons@harfordfamilyhouse.org   
www.harfordfamilyhouse.org  

 


Learn more about
helping the homeless

 

DIY Kindness Journal
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: This is a great project to begin in the New Year, but you can start anytime.
 
Location:  Your home
 
Keeping a compassion-themed journal is a wonderful way to build kindness into busy weeks and shine a spotlight on acts of kindness. Plus, you'll have a place to record family volunteering memories! Decorate a composition notebook with duct tape. Scatter compassion-themed prompts and quotes throughout it. Then make time periodically to discuss, draw, and write about those kindness prompts as a family. Visit the Doing Good Together DIY Kindness Journal page to find printable Family Service Memory Sheets, Kindness Journal Prompts, and ideas for keeping your kindness journal.
 
Ages: Everyone in the family can participate
 
Time Commitment: We suggest scheduling at least fifteen to thirty minutes each week to discuss the journal prompts and write or draw together.
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
www.doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
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Whether you're new to family volunteering and want to stay focused on your service goals, or you've gotten started but want expert help on how to expand your family's kindness practice, DGT's Big-Hearted Families™ Membership Circle is a great way to make 2017 a year of kindness and service! Learn more today, and sign up any time throughout the year.
 
 

 

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Disclaimer: This list is provided as a service to families. Inclusion of organizations in this listing does not imply affiliation, endorsement or quality assurance on the part of Doing Good Together.™ Doing Good Together™ bears no responsibility whatsoever for the activities and actions of the listed organizations. 
                                                                            

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