PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With the holidays, a lot of people think about how to give back to the community.
Here are 10 great places for families to volunteer together.
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First, what kid doesn’t love a birthday party? Beverly’s Birthday hosts parties like this one for homeless children and in shelters to celebrate their birthdays and special milestones.
Families can volunteer in a variety of ways, e.g. B. baking, organizing a gift collection, sponsoring treat bags or attending Service Saturday, which takes place every second Saturday of the month at the organization’s headquarters in North Huntingdon
North Hills Community Outreach provides services to people across the community. Children of all ages can help by collecting and sorting food for the pantry, growing produce in the community garden, cleaning up the freeway, and collecting school supplies for children in need.
They also accept food donations, including homemade cookies for fundraiser.
Children love helping other children, and when they learn what foster families are, they really want to help. Through the “Foster Love Project”, families can help fill “transition bags” with items that make it easier for the children to move to a foster family.
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You can do this at the new location of the donation center in Wilkinsburg. Or you can make your own bag with the items you want at home. And you can purchase foster child Christmas favors through the Angel Tree Gift Drive.
Finding volunteer projects for the little ones can be difficult, which is why Cami Teacoach founded VolunTOTS nine months ago. She organizes events such as collecting rubbish on a hike through Frick Park.
For November, VolunTOTS and the new VolunTYKES for children in elementary school are packing 200 boxes of Thanksgiving dinner for low-income families. Registrations are already full, but they are packing toiletry bags this month too, so be sure to register soon.
The other six places that families can volunteer are 412 Food Rescue, The Salvation Army, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Ronald McDonald House, and Jubilee Soup Kitchen and Wreaths Across America.
Many of them require prior registration. So check back soon to find the best opportunity for your family to volunteer.
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