Asset No. 9 of 40 | Service to Others

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Service to Others | Young person serves in the community one hour or more per week.


  • Together with your kids, do something for someone else, whether it’s making a financial contribution, baking cookies, or helping someone out.
  • Make and send cards to hospitalized children, nursing home residents, or people in the military.
  • Organize a community or neighborhood “closet-cleaning day”.  Deliver everything you collect to a shelter or thrift store.
  • Provide foster care for a pet through an animal shelter or for a friend or neighbor who is out of town or ill.
  • Organize or participate together in a fundraiser such as a walk or run.  Donate the proceeds to hurricane relief, camp scholarships, or other causes.

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