Category Archive: Volunteering

Top Ten Halloween Books for Children

Top Ten Halloween Books for Children

Volunteering to read-aloud at your child’s school and need a few good Halloween titles? Trying to get your tween to enjoy reading more? Check out these Halloween-y stories that are guaranteed to creep out the kids (but not TOO much). 10. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Written by Alvin Schwartz, Illustrated by Stephen Gammell (ages 8-12) Are you …

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Share a Meal on International Day of the Girl

Host a CARE Social Supper

Of all the prepping and planning you do (and you’ve mastered it, right? #pro), add a CARE Social Supper to the October agenda! Celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 8th with your family, friends and community. By hosting a Care Social Supper you can raise awareness about gender inequality. The conversation starts with …

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4 Strategies for Recruiting School Fundraising Volunteers

Recruit Volunteers for School Fundraising

Being the Room Mom is a big job! Wouldn’t it be great to have some extra support for your upcoming school fundraiser? Here are four strategies to recruit school fundraising volunteers to lend you a hand from Clay Boggess, Senior Consultant at Big Fundraising Ideas. Gala planning and hosting socials invoke glamorous images of volunteerism and philanthropy; …

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Disaster Relief: Helping Kids Make A Difference

Disaster relief for kids

When natural disasters hit, it can be especially scary for kids. No doubt they’ve heard about Hurricane Harvey, and the coming Hurricane Irma. Engaging kids in helping other kids helps them feel powerful during times of uncertainty and their support is especially welcome.   Here’s a few ideas for helping kids make a difference:   …

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