We all know that the Golden Rule says to treat other people as you would want to be treated. Parents are always looking for ways to instill compassion and generosity in their children.
Several times a month, we get phone calls from local parents wondering how they can teach their children to think about other's people's needs and to understand that not everyone has many of the things they take for granted. However, it can be hard to find volunteer opportunities appropriate for children under 14. Our first United Way Family Volunteer Day is a way to help families share the spirit of giving and learn about volunteer opportunities in our community.
The United Way Family Volunteer Day takes place on Saturday, June 21st from 10am until 2pm in the cafeteria of Albemarle High School. Several local nonprofits will have manned stations where children can help design blanket squares, knit simple hats, write letters to soldiers, create early literacy kits, make toys for animals and more! We also encourage families to bring new or gently used books for children aged 6 months to twelve years old to donate to the United Way Book Drive.
We are thrilled to partner with the Charlottesville Newsplex and Charlottesville Family Magazine to bring you this event.
Posted by: Jessica Snyder
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