10 Simple Service Projects for Families

This post was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Christmastime is a wonderful time to teach children about service. There is a wonderful spirit in the air during the Christmas season and many people are looking for ways to give service to those in need.  My boys have been very fortunate to have never gone without and I hope I am raising them to understand that when you have much to give, you should give as often as you can. Here are some simple service projects for families that can be done all year long. Simple Service Projects for Families I think it is easy for parents to shy away from involving their children in service projects because it may be easier to serve without them, but there are so many ways to involve even the smallest of children in giving simple service. […]

Simple Service: Fighting Childhood Hunger

A few months ago I attended a blogging conference in which the keynote speaker Brooke Walker from Studio 5 talked to bloggers about being able to use the blogging platform as a way to influence the world for good.  Since that time I have been on the look out for opportunities to serve families who are less fortunate than mine.  When the opportunity came to partner with Odwalla and Champions for Kids to help fight childhood hunger over the summer, I jumped at the chance to contribute. When my children are hungry, all they have to do is open the pantry or fridge and choose from a variety of food options.  They have never had to worry about where their next meal will come from, and in fact I don’t think they have ever skipped a meal in their entire life.  With school ending soon, there are many children who have been receiving meals at school who will face the possibility of now being hungry.  And that breaks my heart! […]

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