February 2018 - NYC Family Volunteer Opportunities

February 2018 New York City Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

February 2018 - New York City

 
Host a Birthday Party for Kids
CelebrateU
 
Date/Time: Thursday, February 1, 5 - 7pm
 
Location: Huntington House, 347 East 10th Street, New York

The Celebrate U Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2014 by two 15-year-old girls. The mission of Celebrate U is to spread happiness by throwing birthday parties for disadvantaged children, living in underserved communities. The effect of these celebrations goes way beyond cake and party favors. Celebrate U believes that by showing children that their community truly cares about them, it can raise self-esteem, provide hope for a brighter future and empower children. A short training session will take place for new volunteers one week prior to each event.

Ages: 5th grade and up
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Alisonkauder@gmail.com
 
 
Tween Operation Chicken Soup at the JCC
UJA-Federation of New York Time for Good
 
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 6, 5 - 7 pm
 
Location: JCC of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St, New York

Join with other tweens to prepare hot meals for those in need throughout our community. We'll make delicious recipes as well as explore Jewish values connected to hunger and homelessness.

Ages: Tweens
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Michelle Wexler at mwexler@jccmanhattan.org. Registration is available online.
www.jccmanhattan.org/
 
 
Make Valentine's and "Care Kits" for Women & Children
Sanctuary for Families
 
Date/Time: Valentine packages should be delivered by Friday, February 9; Care Kits may be delivered any time.
 
Location: Valentines and Care Kits should be dropped off or sent to Sanctuary's lower Manhattan location. Please contact Emily Lo Bue, elobue@sffny.org, for location details.

Sanctuary for Families is the leading nonprofit agency in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving the needed of domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children. Sanctuary envisions a world in which freedom from gender violence is a basic human right.

Valentine's Day can be a difficult time for victims of gender-based violence who are living in shelters. It is often a reminder of the violence that brought them to Sanctuary. Write an inspirational message, make cards, or include wrapped candy - whatever your heart desires! Also, February is National Children's Dental Health Month. In addition to a Valentine's greeting, consider including a child's toothbrush, toothpaste and floss for the recipient to share with her children.  

Sanctuary for Families is also in need of "Care Kits" for both adults and children. Care Kits consist of ziplock bags filled with basic travel-sized toiletry essentials (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, hand sanitizer, etc). Please also add a note of encouragement and friendship to each bag! This is a great project to do with kids on a rainy day.  Contact Emily LoBue for delivery information.

Ages: All ages can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Emily LoBue, elobue@sffny.org, 212-349-6009, ext317
 
 
Serve a Hot Meal to the Homeless
Manhattan Church of Christ
 
Date/Time: Saturdays, February 10, 17 and 24, 10am - 2pm
 
Location: Manhattan Church of Christ, 48 East 80th St

The Saturday Lunch Program provides hot meals to the homeless with dignity and compassion. All shifts are family-friendly, and involve a set-up team to set tables and decorate, a service team to run trays of food back and forth to the guests, and a break down and clean up team. Volunteers help set up, prepare and serve meals, then break down and clean up.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies, come for a few hours or stay for the entire shift!
 
Contact: carl@manhattanchurch.org
www.manhattanchurch.org 
 
 
Share the Love! Valentine's Day Pajama and Stuffed Animal Drive
Family-to-Family
 
Date/Time: All deliveries should be made by February 13
 
Location: Check the Family-to-Family website for a list of locations where you can send your gift.  

New pajamas and a snuggly stuffed animal can make a child living in poverty feel special and secure. Consider sending one new pair of pajamas, any size, along with a new stuffed animal and a Valentine's Day card, to an American child living in poverty in one of the communities Family-to-Family serves. When purchasing pajamas, please buy those that meet federal safety regulations.

Ages: All ages can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: moreinfo@family-to-family.org
www.family-to-family.org
 
 
Annual Toiletry Drive for Homeless Women (to support Valentine's Day Party gift bags)
Brooklyn Community Services
 
Date/Time: All donations must be made by Thursday, February 15. Drop off donations weekdays between 9 am - 5 pm
 
Location: BCS Headquarters, Downtown Brooklyn location, 285 Schermerhorn Street

Now until Thursday, February 15th, please drop off new, unopened toiletries at the front desk of BCS Headquarters. Items to donate can include:
  • Body Wash
  • Loofahs 
  • Combs/Brushes
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner 
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouth Wash 
  • Head Scarfs 
  • Socks 
  • Stockings 
  • Deodorants
  • Perfume
  • Lotions
Please do not include any glass items or shaving razors. Items collected make a real difference to the homeless women served by BCS, who come into the shelter with very few personal possessions. All donated items will be included in gift bags distributed at the annual Valentine's Day Party.

Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Alesha Smith, asmith@wearebcs.org, 718.310.5646, Ext. 5823
wearebcs.org/about/bcs-150/
 
 
Help Chaperone an Ice Skating Trip for Operation Exodus
Operation Exodus through HOPE for New York
 
Date/Time: Saturday, February 17, 10 am - 3 pm
 
Location: From Washington Heights to Wollman Rink and back home
Operation Exodus, 21 Wadsworth Avenue, NYC

Operation Exodus is a Christian mentoring program for students (K-12) and their families in Washington Heights, Inwood, and the Bronx. Exodus' mission is to launch NYC Latino youth to college and lives of excellence by loving and challenging them through educational opportunities and transformational relationships. Volunteers are needed to help Operation Exodus on their annual ice skating trip in Central Park. Children from kindergarten through middle school will be in attendance, and we need help escorting them down to Wollman Rink from Washington Heights, skating with the kids, and/or escorting them back home.

Ages: Families are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Five hours
 
 
 
Purim Package Delivery
DOROT

Date/Time: Either Sunday, February 25, between 1 - 3pm, or Thursday, March 1, Purim, between 4 - 6pm.
New families will need to attend an orientation at DOROT on Wednesday, February 21, 6pm. Returning families will need to coordinate a time to pick up the mishloach manot package from DOROT during business hours.
 
Location: Various Upper East Side and Upper West Side locations

Celebrate Purim by delivering gifts of food to our older friends and sharing a wonderful gift - the gift of friendship. You and your family can fulfill the mitzvah of giving mishloach manot, a traditional Purim food package filled with goodies, especially hamantaschen.
 
Ages: For families with children ages 5 to 12.
 
Time Commitment: Visits should be approximately 30-45 minutes
 
Contact: Shai Rosenfeld, srosenfeld@dorotusa.org, 917.441.5051. Registration is available online. Space is limited. The deadline to register is February 14.  Please note that registration may close early if all spots are filled. 
 
 
It's My Park! Days
Partnership for Parks
 
Date/Time: Every weekend in February
 
Location: Various locations including:
  • Henry Hudson Park
  • Leif Erickson Park
  • North Shore Esplanade
  • Lt. Lia Playground
  • Skyline Playground
This "It's My Park" season, join thousands of New Yorkers who come together each year to volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks and public spaces. "It's My Park" projects are open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do!

Ages: All ages can participate. Volunteers under age 18 are required to present a signed guardian's consent to participate or have a chaperone present.
 
Time Commitment: Varies, depending on project.
 
Contact: Please register for projects by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net
www.nycgovparks.org/events/its_my_park_day
 
 
Create a Card for a Senior
DOROT
 
Date/Time: Any time, at your convenience
 
Location: Mail your cards and a Volunteer Return form to:
DOROT
Attn: Card Making Project
171 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024

DOROT's greeting card project helps bring joy and celebration to some of our frailest and most isolated seniors. Each month, DOROT mails over 200 birthday cards to seniors. Every card is designed and created by you, our volunteers. Often, this card is the only recognition a senior receives on his or her birthday.

Making a card is easy and fun! Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day, or planning an activity for a youth group, all you need is a bit of paper, a few pens, and a little imagination. Be sure to use colored paper for the outside, but use white for the inside to make it easier to read.

Tips:
  • The card you create should be able to fit into a 6x9 standard envelope. This is the type DOROT uses to mail out the cards to our seniors.
  • Write in large block (print) letters. As people get older, many have a hard time reading small print.
After you finish your cards, our office volunteers will address and mail them to seniors.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: 212.769.2850, info@dorotusa.org
www.dorotusa.org
 
 
Create Valentines for our Veterans
SoldiersAngels.org!
 
Date/Time: Anytime
 
Location: Mail your cards and $1 per card to:
Soldiers' Angels
2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310
San Antonio, Texas 78217

Holidays like Valentine's Day are fun to celebrate when you have loved ones or friends to share the day with. Unfortunately, our military heroes often find themselves alone or feeling homesick during holidays. The mission of Soldiers' Angels is to make sure no one who serves this country feels unloved - and that's especially true on Valentine's Day! You and your family can help by making or purchasing Valentines cards for our military and veteran heroes. Why do we ask for the $1 per card? The $1 helps cover the cost to distribute the thousands of cards we receive. Have questions? Check out our FAQ's here.
  • Feel free to purchase or make your Valentines.
  • Our heroes love hearing from children. Making Valentines is a good activity to do with the kids one afternoon.
  • It's also a fun activity for your office, club, or civic group.
  • Be sure to write a note of encouragement or thanks on your cards.
  • Don't be afraid to sign your name!
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: info@soldiersangels.org
www.soldiersangels.org/

 
Car Window Poetry
Words Matter: Harness the Power of Poetry
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Anytime
 
Location: Your home and community

At Doing Good Together, we know how the right turn of phrase can encourage more kindness. We know how a great book can cultivate empathy, opening a child up to the feelings and experiences of a stranger. The instructions for this project are as simple as its name.
  1. Create short, heart-warming poems, jokes, or artwork. You may want to use the free Car Window Poetry cards available here.
  2. Place your poems on car windows outside your school, playground, library, a busy grocery store, or wherever you happen to be. Note: if it's raining or remarkably windy, postpone this step a bit.
  3. Post your poems on Instagram with the #CarWindowPoetry. While you're at it, kindly add #DoingGoodTogether as well!
Learn more by visiting the Doing Good Together Words Matter: Harness the Power of Poetry project page.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
www.doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
Let's take the lovely day called Valentine's Day and make it a month-long kindness endeavor! Prepare now by printing and posting our 28-Day Valentine Kindness Challenge. Pick and choose your favorite days for doing something extra good for others or challenge yourselves for the entire month of February. This is a great project for families, community or faith groups, or even classrooms. And if you participate in this challenge, kindly let us know how it goes!


 

 

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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 2018 - NYC Family Volunteer Opportunities

January 2018 New York City Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

January 2018 - New York City

 
MulchFest 2018 - TreeCycle!
City of New York Parks & Recreation
 
Date/Time: Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7, 10am - 2pm
 
Location: Click here to find a chipping or drop off location near you.

Join the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. More than 30,000 trees were recycled last year. You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 6th and 7th, or to a drop-off location, and the city will recycle it for you later. The Sanitation Department also conducts curbside collections. Please remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing a tree to a MulchFest site. If you'd like to volunteer at MulchFest, you may register to join the Green Team and MillionTreesNYC volunteer group. See website for details.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
 
 
ConSERVE NY: MLK Day Service at St. Nicholas Park
Student Conservation Association
 
Date/Time: Saturday, January 13, 9am - noon. Breakfast and check-in beginning at 9 am, kick-off at 9:30 am
 
Location: St. Nicholas Park, St. Nicholas Ave. and W. 135th Street (A/B/C trains to 135th Street)

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America's conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in all 50 states. Volunteers will help to restore this historic green space by mulching, improving trails, and combatting invasive species. Please wear sturdy boots or shoes that you don't mind getting wet or dirty. Bring extra layers as the event will take place in any weather! Bring reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. Coffee, breakfast, snacks, work gloves and project supplies will be provided.
 
Ages: All ages; students age 14 and up may participate independently with a signed waiver from a parent, younger children must be accompanied by a parent.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Ann Pedtke, SCA Events Manager at apedtke@thesca.org or 724.678.9401. Registration is available online.
www.thesca.org/

 
 
Community Meal with Mandala Café
Repair The World in partnership with JCC Harlem
 
Date/Time: Sunday, January 14, two shifts:
  • Prep, Serve and Eat:  3 - 6pm
  • Serve, Eat and Clean:  5 - 8pm
Location: All Souls Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave. Harlem

In partnership with JCC Harlem, Repair the World invites you to volunteer with Mandala Cafe to prep, serve, and and/or clean up a community meal! Mandala Cafe is a nonprofit committed to providing culinary training for those who have difficulties finding and/or keeping jobs. The kitchen staff, based out of All Souls Church, is typically made up of unemployed/underemployed, formerly homeless, formerly incarcerated, undocumented individuals, and youth. The meal is distributed to community members with varying levels of food security.
 
Ages: All ages; family-friendly
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Alli Lesovoy, alli.lesovoy@werepair.org. Registration is available online. Find additional family friendly MLK Day opportunities on the Repair the World website. www.werepair.org
 
 
MLK Weekend Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer New York!
 
Date/Time: Friday, January 12 through Monday, January 15
 
Location: Opportunities are located in Westchester, Rockland or Putnam
 
Volunteer New York! is a Westchester-based organization that encourages volunteerism and supports local nonprofits. Various volunteer opportunities over MLK weekend throughout the region. Projects include packing diapers for families in need, making birthday boxes and cards for children, serving meals, paint therapy for seniors and many others. 
 
Ages: Many opportunities are family-friendly; check individual opportunities for specific age requirements.
 
Time Commitment: Varies depending on opportunity
 
Contact: 914.948.4452. Register for all events on the website (which has been updated and clearly marks "FAMILY FRIENDLY" opportunities.
www.volunteernewyork.org/mlk
 
 
Deliver a Smile and a Meal to Homebound Elderly
Carter Burden Center
 
Date/Time: Monday through Saturday, 10:15am to 12:30pm.
 
Location: Upper East Side. All the seniors we deliver to are within walking distance.

Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors. These seniors are either very frail and cannot provide food for themselves or have other physical setbacks. Most of the seniors don't receive much company, so a friendly face delivering a hot meal is especially welcome. Volunteers should be able to carry 5-10 pounds and walk up several flights of stairs comfortably.
 
Ages: Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Minors age 15 years or younger are required to deliver with an adult.
 
Time Commitment: Delivery routes take around 60-90 minutes to complete. Volunteers may choose the frequency of their commitment, from a one-time experience to a regular weekly route.
 
Contact: saldanai@carterburdencenter.org, Isidro Saldana, 212.835.8768
www.carterburdennetwork.org/
 
 
The Saturday Lunch Program
Manhattan Church of Christ
 
Date/Time: Saturday, January 13 and Saturday, January 27, 9:30am - 2pm
 
Location: Manhattan Church Community of Hope, 48 East 80th Street between Park and Madison

The Saturday Lunch Program provides hot meals to the homeless with dignity and compassion. All shifts are family-friendly, and involve a set-up team to set tables and decorate, a service team to run trays of food back and forth to the guests, and a break down & clean up team. Volunteers help set up, prepare and serve meals, then break down and clean up. 

Ages: Children ages five and up are welcome to volunteer with parents/guardians.
 
Time Commitment: The full lunch program is five hours but volunteers are welcome any time during the day.
 
Contact: carl@manhattanchurch.org
www.manhattanchurch.org
 
 
MLK Day of Services
UJA Federation - NY/ Time For Good Initiative

Date/Time: Monday, January 15, various times

Location: A variety of locations across NYC

On January 15th, join thousands of New Yorkers and sign up to participate in UJA-Federation/Time for Good sponsored MLK Day of Service volunteer opportunities. There are dozens of ways to give back to the community, in many locations across New York, Westchester and Long Island. You will find a wide assortment of opportunities on the Time for Good MLK Day of Service website. When you click on one, at the top it will say if it is appropriate for "All ages", "Families", "Bar/Bat Mitzvah age", "Teens", etc. 
 
Projects include:
  • Painting a community mural
  • Serving lunch to seniors
  • Gardening activites
  • Making care packages for seniors
  • Assembling food packages
  • And many more!
Ages: There are projects for families with children of all ages

Time Commitment: Varies

Contact: View family-friendly opportunities and register online. REGISTER EARLY - SPOTS FILL QUICKLY!!
www.timeforgood.org/mlk-day

 
Winter Package Delivery
Dorot
 
Date/Time: Sunday, January 28, 10am - noon
 
Location: The home of a senior; typically Upper East or Upper West Side.
Groups will meet at two locations for Winter Package Delivery:
  • DOROT, 171 West 85th Street, Off Amsterdam Avenue
  • Park Avenue Synagogue, 50 East 87th Street
Brighten the day for a senior! Participate in the Winter Package Delivery, bringing a package of food and treats to a senior client of Dorot. Volunteers visit and chat with the senior for about an hour.
 
Ages: Families with kids ages five and up
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Shai Rosenfeld, volunteers@dorotusa.org. Registration is available online.
www.dorotusa.org
 
 
Host a Birthday Party for Kids
CelebrateU
 
Date/Time:
  • Wednesday, January 24, 4 - 6 pm
  • Friday, January 26, 4 - 6 pm
Location(s):
  • Wednesday, January 24: The Jewish Board of Family and Children Services at the Ittleson Center, 505 Iselin Avenue, Bronx
  • Friday, January 26: Homes for the Homeless, 730 Kelly Street, Bronx
The Celebrate U Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2014 by two 15-year-old girls. The mission of Celebrate U is to spread happiness by throwing birthday parties for disadvantaged children living in underserved communities. The effect of these celebrations goes way beyond cake and party favors. Celebrate U believes that by showing children that their community truly cares about them, it can raise self-esteem, provide hope for a brighter future and empower children. A short training session will take place for new volunteers one week prior to each event.

Ages: Fifth grade and older

Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Alisonkauder@gmail.com
 
 
Intergenerational Chess
DOROT
 
Date/Time: January 29 - May 14; Mondays from 4pm - 5:30pm
 
Location: DOROT, 171 West 85th Street, Off Amsterdam Avenue

Share your love of the game, play chess with older adults, and help build intergenerational connections across the chess board. Students and DOROT Seniors will get to know each other and play chess together. Chess Masters will demonstrate different strategies at each session. Refreshments will be served.
 
Ages: Students in grades 6 through 12
 
Time Commitment: One and one-half hours each Monday. Volunteers must commit to all sessions.
 
Contact: Shai Rosenfeld, Coordinator of Youth and Family Volunteers, srosenfeld@dorotusa.org, 917.441.5051. Registration is now open and available online.
www.dorotusa.org/chess
 
 
Host a PJ and Book Drive!
Pajama Program - One Million Good Nights Campaign
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Your own community

The Pajama Program is a non-profit that provides new pajamas and new books to children in need through a nation-wide network of service agencies. Winter is considered the "danger season" for children in shelter and temporary housing. Snuggling up in cozy, new pajamas with their very own new book, these children are given a secure and nurturing "good night" at bedtime. You can help by organizing a drive to gather new pajamas and books for the children who need them most.

Consider hosting a Pajama Party or Book Drive for your child's next Birthday!
  • Invite your guests to a Pajama Party (or any theme party)
  • In lieu of gifts, ask guests to bring a new pair of pajamas or a new book to donate to Pajama Program
  • Pajamas should be new/unused and a complete set or nightgown
  • Decide on an age range to collect (all ages, infant, children to age 5, children 6 - 12, teens, etc.)
  • Posters, signs and brochures can be used for invitations or to decorate the party space, and may be downloaded from the Pajama Program website.
  • Once your drive is complete, report the donation to the Pajama Program.
  • Within 7 days, Pajama Program will contact you with a receiving organization in your area that will accept the donations, and help you get the donation into the hands of the children they serve.
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: 212.716.9757
www.pajamaprogram.org
 
 
DOROT Winter/Spring School Year TEEN Internship Program
DOROT
 
Date/Time: February - May, one day per week, Monday - Thursday, 4 - 6pm
 
Location: DOROT, 171 West 85th Street, Off Amsterdam Avenue
 
Teens help alleviate loneliness and social isolation of DOROT's seniors through a variety of hands-on experiences in the community and onsite at DOROT. Teen Interns may:
  • Visit seniors in their home for companionship.
  • Teach seniors how to use a computer, iPad, iShuffle, and other types of technology.
  • Celebrate seniors' birthdays.
  • Deliver meals to seniors.
  • Send birthday cards to seniors.
  • Read to visually impaired seniors.
  • Shop and deliver groceries to seniors.
  • Play chess, cards, Scrabble, and other games with seniors.
  • Assist with office work at DOROT. 
  • Take part in a variety of other opportunities and experiences.
Ages: High School students
 
Time Commitment:
  • One day a week (Monday - Thursday)
  • Two hours a day (after school - no later than 4 - 6pm)
  • One semester (minimum of 10 times at DOROT)
Contact: Shai Rosenfeld, Coordinator of Youth and Family Volunteers, srosenfeld@dorotusa.org or 917.441.5051
www.dorotusa.org/teen
 
 
Monday, January 15th is Martin Luther King Day of Service
"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve"

Monday, January 15th is a school and bank holiday to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Instead of just making it a day OFF, make it a day ON and consider participating in a service project with your family. Many organizations provide tips, resources and hands-on opportunities to begin a conversation about social justice around the Holiday. 
 
Visit the following sites for more ideas:

 
 
Make No-Sew Blankets
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Your home or community
 
Enjoy a cozy family kindness project for a cold month! Your children can help make these simple, fleece  blankets and provide comfort to a child in need. No sewing is required. Many local organizations would appreciate your donations of these easy-to-create fleece blankets. Check with hospitals, homeless shelters, care facilities, or police and fire stations to gauge interest. Or you can deliver them to your local chapter of Project Linus or Binky Patrol. These two groups will distribute them to organizations with the greatest need. Visit the Doing Good Together Make No-Sew Blankets Project page for blanket-making instructions and reflection questions.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
 
Resolve to make 2018 your year to stand for kindness!

Want to make kindness a priority? You're not alone! In fact, there are big-hearted families nationwide who've decided sharing acts of kindness and service should be a top priority in 2018. The Big-Hearted Families Membership Circle can help! Our big-hearted experts are at your service to provide inspiration, motivation, and advice. Plus there are members-only perks too. All for just $24.99 annually.

Get started by joining in conversation with like-minded people. Our Facebook Big-Hearted Conversation Group is now available (free of charge) to anyone who wants to start or continue their family kindness practice. Discuss your goals, challenges, and ideas with other big-hearted families. And enjoy the tips posted by our Big-Hearted Families™ Director, Sarah Aadland.
 

 

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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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