Enjoy your summer days by bonding with your family members while serving the community. Consider this list of service projects to do with your family this summer. You may inspire others to support the neighborhood, too!
Foster a Shelter Animal
Fostering a shelter animal is a great initiative for pet lovers. Fostering reduces overcrowding in shelters and helps pets adapt to home environments. As they adjust to home life, you increase that animal’s chances of adoption. Furthermore, you give animals a loving (and temporary) place to stay. Who knows, with extra love and care, you may be that animal’s forever home!
Start a Little Free Library
Starting a little free library is a service project you can do with your family this summer. This initiative promotes neighborhood book exchanges with a public bookcase. It increases access to books for readers of all ages! It’s also a chance for neighbors to bond over their favorite literature. Pick a central location in the neighborhood to create an enclosed bookcase. Each family member can place their favorite books in the case and encourage the community to participate.
Write Thank You Notes to First Responders
First responders risk their lives to keep communities safe. However, some people forget to show gratitude because they view their occupation as “just a job.” Honoring first responders and recognizing their commitment to the neighborhood is important. You and your family can write thank you notes and deliver them to policemen, firemen, and other emergency personnel.
Donate Toiletries to Shelters
Sometimes, people experiencing homelessness don’t have access to basic supplies. Luckily, you and your family can help tackle this issue. Homeless shelters are among the best places to donate oral hygiene products. Create care packages with essential products and deliver them to shelters. Be sure to collect a variety of products to meet different needs. For example, buy sensitive gum toothpaste and children’s toothpaste to accommodate these individuals.
Sponsor a Kid in Need
Sponsoring a kid in need can significantly impact someone’s life. Sponsorships can address physical needs like clothing and food. However, it can also address social needs such as paying for a kid’s summer camp. Kids deserve to be kids, and your family can improve a child’s summer this year. If you can, consider sponsoring multiple children.