Volunteering 101

One of my favorite things about being a mom is teaching my kids to be giving. Itís one of my favorite things in the whole wide world and I want to pass that passion on to my kids.† But letís face it, kids can be pretty self-involved and selfish.

I was so excited when I heard that our local food bank (Second Harvest) had a family volunteer night planned where kids ages 9 and older had the opportunity to volunteer their time to the organization. Typically you have to be 14 or older.† So a few weeks ago Ty and I spent our evening, along with my sister and brother-in-law, sorting through 4,084 pounds of potatoes donated by a local farmer.† You read that right, 4,084 pounds of spuds!

It was hard work and Iíll even admit a little boring a times (Ty would say a lot boring) but we made the most of it knowing that we were a small part in helping hungry local families.† All in all the potatoes we sorted through went on to provide 3,484 meals.† Now that is something we could all feel good about!

P.S. I couldnít believe how many heart-shaped potatoes we came across!† So fun!

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