By volunteering as a family, you are taking an important step toward raising a person who will be sensitive to the needs of others, who will have an early start on the path of giving back to the community, and who will leave the world a better place than they found it.
Some of our service projects invite families to bring an item to donate (for example, a school supply drive). We design it this way so families have an opportunity to talk about the project in advance. As time allows, involve your child in choosing what to contribute — either going to the store or pantry together or offering three choices and following their lead as to which item to bring.
Many of our projects don’t have a donation component, but families can still prepare through conversations prior. Talk about why the project and volunteering together are important to you. Our project descriptions will give you an idea of the specific project and links to the organization we are supporting. See our Talking Points for developmentally appropriate language about some of the issues touched by our projects.
The educational value of Caring Cubs Projects does not have to be limited to the hour or two we are together. Parents can take advantage of these projects to talk with their children and incorporate social responsibility into their daily reading routine. A list of related books is below.
Caring Cubs provides all of the supplies for creative projects at no expense to participants or the organizations we support.
NOTE: Most of our service projects require advance registration. We open registration a few weeks prior to the project date. We encourage subscribers to open our project announcements same-day, with your calendar in hand so you can register ASAP. Because registration often fills quickly, please be courteous about cancelling if you later discover you cannot attend — this allows another family to participate. We are easily accessible at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration questions/issues.
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