Doing Good Together™ Family Service Fairs

A Fun Occasion with Lessons that Last

In an approximately two-hour open house style event, a Doing Good Together™ Family Service Fair features a variety of opportunities for families and other interested participants to do simple and fun hands-on projects that benefit non-profit organizations meeting needs in the community.

“Our parents, students, and teachers were so inspired and energized by [our Family Service Fair] and want to know when we are going to do it again. As a PTA officer, I have never been thanked so many times and received so much positive feedback about a program as I have received about this one. This event really touches people.”
— Sonya T., Briar Lake Elementary, Decatur, Georgia

Each DGT™ Family Service Fair includes projects such as...

  • Educational toys for children in crisis

  • Dinner kits for low-income families

  • Toys for orphaned animals

  • “Happy mail” for children struggling with serious illnesses

  • Hygiene kits for homeless families

Those who participate in a DGT™ Family Service Fair receive take-home project ideas and tools to reflect on their experience, so they can continue their involvement in community service on their own. Past participants consistently rate the fairs as positive experiences, with 94% saying the event was "great." 

Success Stories

Check out the video below for feedback from participants in Miami, and be sure to click on the infographic to see the impact we had at our 2018 Festival of Giving in Minneapolis.

When parents and children perform community service projects together, they learn that every human being has worth, that we are stewards of this planet, and that the world is a better place when we care for one another.
Often all it takes is a little direction and inspiration from their school, parent group or faith community to get started.”
— Jenny Friedman, DGT™ Founder & Executive Director
Doing Good Together™ Service Fair participants reflect on the importance of serving others as a family.

When we come together to do good, everyone benefits!

Research shows family volunteering teaches empathy, community responsibility and good citizenship to young people; strengthens families through improved communication and time together; and meets critical community needs by encouraging philanthropy. The Doing Good Together™ Family Service Fair is a great community event for neighborhoods, schools, faith-based groups and businesses.

Whether you choose the turnkey services provided by Doing Good Together™ or opt for our DIY style PDF Manual with Online Toolkit, you'll be hosting an event that offers lasting lessons!

Learn more about how to host a Family Service Fair

Thank You To These Corporate Client/Hosts

Special Thanks to These Participating Nonprofits

Barnes and Thornburg LLC
The Blake School
Breck School
Bright Spaces
Black Student Association, University of Minnesota
Common Ground
Overtown Youth Center
Frederick R. Douglass Elementary School
Edina Family Center
First Unitarian Society
The Food Group
Fred Wells
Gray, Plant, Moody LLC
Hiawatha Howe Elementary School
Keller Williams Realty
Metro Meals on Wheels
Minnehaha Mile Business District
Minnetonka ECFE
Morningside Babysitting Coop
Nerland Cummings Group at Morgan Stanley
Nova Classical Academy
Piper Jaffray
Restaurant Technologies
Office of Undergraduate Education, University of Minnesota
South Metro Police K-9 Foundation
St. Anthony Preschool
St. Joan of Arc
St. Patrick
St. Odilia
The Wedge
Westwood Professional Services
Youth Philanthropy Connect

363 Days
A Million Thanks
Act V Rescue & Rehabilitation
All Dog Rescue
Animal Humane Society
Beacon Interfaith Housing
Blair's Tree of Hope
Brain Injury MN
Bundles of Love
Can do Canines
Cheerful Givers
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Coco's Heart Dog Resue
Do it Green
Dress for Success
The Food Group
Gilda's Club
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
Hats and Mittens
Helping Paws
ICA Food Shelf
International Institute of Minnesota
Iraqi American Reconciliation Project
Jeremiah Program
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Kody's Closet
The Lift Garage
Light of Hope
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
March of Dimes
Meals on Wheels
Mobile Loave and Fishes
Neighborhood House
NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center
Oasis for Youth
Open Arms
Operation Gratitude
Operation Shoebox
People Serving People
Project for Pride in Living
Project Linus
Resource West
Ronald McDonald House
Sabathani Community Center
Second Harvest Heartland
St. Stephen's Human Services
Send Kids the World
Simpson Housing Services
Spots Last Stop
South Metro Police K-9 Foundation
The Family Partnership
The Sandwich Project
Tubman Family Crisis and Support Services
Volunteers of America
Walker Methodist
Women of Nations