"We are a member family of the Big Hearted Families program of Doing Good Together and find it invaluable. We have been working to teach our children how to give back, how to demonstrate kindness and empathy, how to be helpers, and how to generally face the world with compassion. DGT has given us the necessary tools, ideas, and support to make this a part of our life. They have great ideas for projects and activities and provide lovely reminders about how to incorporate these values into holidays and other occasions. We have found DGT to be a wonderful resource for our family."
“We started a monthly habit of going to the animal shelter and reading to cats in the feline leukemia ward. My son loves it, and I like that it's something I can put on the calendar, so it doesn't get waylaid by other, more pressing needs.”
“Our girls made valentines for our elderly neighbors and went to deliver them. They visited with them for an hour. The girls were happy when they got back – but that could be because they came home with brownies! They are excited to make more cards [for our neighbors] and talked about how much they enjoyed talking with them.”
The materials DGT created for our visitors include some of the best information for families I’ve ever seen. - Minnesota Children’s Museum
Our partnership with Doing Good Together has allowed us to enhance the volunteer experience for families – before, during and after their journey.
- Global Citizens Network
The knowledge and expertise that Doing Good Together brings to our collaborative work has had such a positive impact on the resources we are able to provide to our teachers and families. It is always an inspiration and pleasure to work with such a smart and thoughtful organization. Thank you! We’ll be working with DGT again!
- Bright Horizons Childcare
“Doing Good Together is an amazing organization! Their mission to empower and support families in volunteering is making a difference for so many in our community. Service is everyone’s opportunity and responsibility—and they live this mission. DGT worked with our school to sponsor a faculty service event ... Jenny is so organized, flexible and easy to work with. We’ll be working with DGT again!
- Breck Lower School
Our preschool has really enjoyed the materials that DGT provided for us to use with our families and in the classroom. We feel that talking about compassion and then working together on service projects helps our children feel more loved, as well as more loving... Thanks, DGT!
Horace Mann School
“Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly was thrilled to offer our elders the wonderful paper flowers made at your DGT Family Service Fair. Once delivered to the agency’s Lake Street office, our volunteers carried a fabulous array of bouquets spanning the rainbow into our elders’ hearts in the cold month of November. One elder commented that the flowers reminded her of the brightly colored confetti scattered about at her wedding fifty years ago. Thanks for bringing warmth into our elders’ lives and helping us replace isolation and loneliness with hope and caring.”
We had the pleasure of working with Doing Good Together last night in Minneapolis. Their mission is ‘Empowering families to raise children who care and contribute,’ and we were the lucky recipients of hand-tied tug toys [for our rescue dogs]! While the families were working, [we were] able to engage in meaningful conversations about the importance of animal kindness and welfare, and field some interesting questions from the kids! What a beautiful partnership.