Our Family Volunteer Day Experience – DIY Book Collection {Giveaway}

This Family Volunteer Day post was sponsored by generationOn as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

A few weeks ago I shared some information about Family Volunteer Day, which is today – November 21st, and provided 5 DIY Volunteer Activities ideas for you to do with your family. I was very excited to share in a family volunteer day experience with my girls – we decided to collect gently used books to donate to a local women’s and children’s shelter.

Our Family Volunteer Day Experience - Book Collection

The girls love to read, and books are something that have been a part of my life from a very young age. Growing up, my Mama didn’t splurge on much with our tight budget – except on books. Just as much as I loved reading them, she loved buying them. I still have many books from my childhood that I’ve now added to my own children’s book collection. Knowing our own love of books, we wanted to share this experience with others by collecting and donating books to local children.

Our Family Volunteer Day Experience - Book Collection 1

We started by selecting books from our very own little library to get us started. The girls carefully picked out some of their favorite books to share with the children at the shelter. I used this experience to teach them the importance of sharing and giving to those less fortunate.

This year give thanks for all that you have by sharing your time to give back! Whether taking part in a local volunteer activity like working in a soup kitchen, community center or local school, or taking part in a DIY activity like collecting books, food, or cleaning up your local park – volunteering together as a family is what matters most. These kinds of social good acts will teach your child to give back and help to foster the love of their community. Start a tradition that will continue for years to come, teaching future generations to spread acts of kindness.

Today is Family Volunteer Day and families all around the world are gathering to lend a helping hand in their local communities. generationOn and Disney Friends for Change are challenging families like yourself to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Family Volunteer Day by doing your part in contributing!

While volunteering comes with its own rewards, generationOn wants to reward you too! Simply register at http://generationon.org/fvd, upload your volunteer story with a photo of your Family Volunteer Day service to the photo wall and you will be eligible to win one of three grand prizes of $1,000 VISA gift cards and one of 10 “family night out” prize packages for dinner and a movie valued at $160 each!

Get more info by visiting the official website for the generationOn and share your volunteer experience socially with the hashtag #FamilyVolunteerDay. Have you volunteered before? Share with me what volunteer experience was like!

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by generationOn as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation in sharing the above information about Family Volunteer Day. The giveaway is sponsored by Influence Central and they will be responsible for facilitating fulfillment of the prize to the winner. I am not responsible for prize fulfillment. The prize may be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Only one entrant per email address, ip address or home address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. All entries are optional; however, the more tasks you complete the greater your chances of winning. Confirmed Winner(s), via Random.org, will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I've done it all.

Comments (12)

  • I do volunteer when my health allows. I have volunteered for festivals, and to read to kids at the hospital. It is so fulfilling.

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  • I raised lots of money for rescue groups through my work.

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  • I did volunteer at a cat shelter, but now I have a small cat rescue of my own. I have 13 elderly cats with no teeth, and crickety joints.

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  • I volunteer at our food pantry and in the nursery at our church

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  • I volunteer with my church on various projects in my community.

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  • We do a lot of volunteering at our grandson’s school.

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  • My family and I take jackets and blankets to our local homeless.

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  • I’ve done all kinds of volunteering, from being a Big Sister to sewing mittens for mitten drives, and making dresses and baby clothes for moms & babies in Haiti, donate to food drives.

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  • I like to volunteer making sweets or any kind of food for families in troubled times.

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  • our family volunteers at the Food Pantry . We inventoried and bag food for families less fortunante that we. It really makes us feel good to help out young families just getting a start and senior citizens always brighten our day.

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  • I think that giving and sharing is a must to teach our children. Our world seems to lack in this area and it would be a great if we all tried to do more. Thank you so much for sharing

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  • This article really touched my heart. I have been working with my grandchildren about giving back. God wants us to serve and there are so many people out there with so many needs that they need help with. Thank you again for sharing this great article

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