Getting Children Involved

volunteer

This afternoon, Drew and I had the opportunity to volunteer with TAKE THE CAKE, a program serving Maplewood-South Orange, New Jersey and our neighboring communities. They are a proud part of Rent Party Pantries (501c3) and are committed to the idea that every child deserves a special birthday party.  Last month, I took photos for their first party and I was so happy to be able to be a part of it again.

Drew decided to join me today because he was invited to a Bar Mitzvah for his friend Jacob.  Jacob is involved with Take the Cake as his Mitzvah project and since we aren’t able to donate a lot of money to the cause, we decided that donating our time would be beneficial as well.

Today’s party was for a child who was nominated by Good Grief, an organization that helps children and teens cope with the loss of a family member.

When I found the quote I added to my blog today, I was brought to a blog on, Chaos in My Arc. It offered so many suggestions for ways children can get involved.  From small things like random acts of kindness, to full blown projects. I think it is so important to get children involved in volunteering as early as possible.  Hopefully it will be something that sticks with them as they grow up and they will continue to see the good it can do for others and make a difference in the lives of others.

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