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  December Newsletter Community Volunteerism   During the holiday season, many families look for ways to help others in need. If your family’s time is limited, consider just one or two projects a year and make them a family tradition (for example, making and donating gift baskets to care facilities for the elderly around the holidays). Why should your family lend a helping hand? § It feels good § It
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    December Newsletter Community Volunteerism During the holiday season, many families look for ways to help others in need. If your family’s time is limited, consider just one or two projects a year and make them a family tradition (for example, making and donating gift baskets to care facilities for the elderly around the holidays). Why should your family lend a helping hand? !   It feels good !   It strengthens your community !   It can strengthen your identity as a family What can children learn from volunteering? !   A sense of responsibility—children learn about commitment, to be on time, do their best, and be proud of the results. !   One person, one family can make a difference—children learn that they and their family can have an impact on someone or something else. !   The benefit of sacrifice—children learn that there are important things besides themselves. !   Cooperation and unity—children learn that working together as a family can unite the family and that two heads are better than one. !   Job skills—children learn about fields that may help them decide on future careers. !   How to fill idle time wisely—children learn to use time to help others. Ultimately, children learn that we're all responsible for the well-being of our communities. Whatever community service you choose, your community and your family will benefit.
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