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Published on July 25, 2013

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Start a new family tradition this summer

As the long days of summer tick by, it can be a challenge to fill all of that extra time with new activities that are fun for the entire family. Why not start a new family tradition that teaches the kids big life lessons AND improves your community?

These local organizations are always looking for energetic volunteers who want to help and have fun doing it: 

  • Let the kids get their hands dirty and learn more about the environment by helping at the Goodman Youth Grow Local Farm. The farm is currently looking for volunteers of all ages to plant, maintain and harvest crops. 
  • Feed your neighbors at the Second Harvest Foodbank. There are many ways to volunteer as a family, from running a food drive to fundraising to sorting food for pickup. 
  • Be a Critter Cuddler at the Dane County Humane Society. Kids eight years and older can spend time with animals that need a little love and attention.

Research shows that children who volunteer are usually more compassionate and do better in school. It can also provide a great opportunity for families to bond and have fun at the same time.

Does your family volunteer in the community? Tell us how you give back while having fun in the comments below!

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