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SHAREable: 8 Ways for Families to Do GOOD Together

Written by Nicole Copsis    on May 23, 2019    in


Giving back is better, together. Check out these group activities to find the perfect way for your family to spend time together while doing GOOD for a local nonprofit.

  1. Collecting pop tabs is a fun, easy way to fundraise for families, as a family. Set-up a pop tab collection jar in your home and bring your tabs to the Ronald McDonald House once you have filled the jar so that they can exchange them for cash at local recycling centers and contribute that money to their guest family fund.

  1. Flashcards are an awesome tool for teaching kids basic shapes, colors, numbers and letters. Gather your family and create flash cards for Classroom Central to equip kids with while also getting a chance to get a little extra practice for the youngest members of your family!

  2. Together as a family, rally your friends, classmates, coworkers, and neighbors by hosting your own snack and toy drive for Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center. Upon arrival to Pat’s Place each client receives a snack and a drink and upon departure they provide each client with a token of joy in the form of a toy/take-away- you can help by keeping both of these goodies in stock!

  3. Open your home to a foster dog, puppy, cat or kitten in need of a family of it’s own until a permanent home is found for them! The Animal Adoption League takes care of all the vetting, you just supply the love!

  4. Does your whole family have a heart for animals? You can put your passion to GOOD use by volunteering as a group at the The Humane Society. Together you will get the chance to feed the animals breakfast, clean and sanitize their kennels, and of course, play with them to get their day started on the right foot (or paw)!

  5. If your family likes to have fun together in the kitchen, consider moving the party over to the Urban Ministry Center to help with Operation Sandwich! With up to 800 sandwiches coming out of their kitchen almost daily, there is no shortage of need for volunteers.

  6. Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s worth of groceries to Charlotte families in need. Groups of up to 15 people are needed to work in the warehouse to sort food and grocery items, as well as a variety of other activities. Ages 10 and older.

  7. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Promising Pages collects and distributes 100,000-plus upcycled books per year. Volunteers are needed throughout the year to count, clean, stamp and sort book donations. Or organize a book drive to collect books to donate to Promising Pages to be distributed to schools and children in the community.

Like what you see? Please SHARE these opportunities with others!

Don’t see an opportunity that is perfect for you? Fear not- there are hundreds more to choose from here!