Family Service Fair

dgt service fair

Apr 28, 2017

Research shows family volunteering teaches empathy, community responsibility and good citizenship to young people; strengthens families through improved communication and time together; and meets critical community needs by encouraging philanthropy – Doing Good Togetherâ„¢

The Highlands community came out in force for the 3rd annual Doing Good Together Family Service Fair, a fun evening dedicated to helping others. Adults and children of all ages participated in this open house event featuring a variety of kid-friendly service projects. Together we:

  • Assembled 85 adoption packets and 303 doggie treat thank you gifts for families making the choice to adopt rescue dogs (Spot’s Last Stop)
  • Decorated 65 quilt squares and stuffing 154 fabric toys for babies in need (Bundles of Love)
  • Donated 4 bikes in support of low-income youth on the White Earth Reservation (RezCycle )
  • Signed 51 postcards urging the Edina City Council to take action on climate change and protect our earth for generations to come (iMatter)
  • Prepared 547 single-use portions of laundry detergent in support of people transitioning out of homelessness (Aeon)
  • Decorated 105 lunch bags for meal delivery to homebound senior citizens (Metro Meals on Wheels)
  • Wrote 77 cards of support and welcome to refugees and immigrants who have made their homes in Minnesota (International Institute of Minnesota)
  • Assembled 180 snack bags in support of families in crisis (Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery)
  • Practiced philanthropy through the donation of $134.76 in support of economically disadvantaged students in Edina: Academics (Summer Camp at Kici Yapi) $54.93; Arts (summer band lessons) $37.42; Athletics (Edina soccer) $42.41) (Edina Give & Go)
  • Pledged to keep working to make the world a better place (Doing Good Together photo project; check it out!)

Keep practicing kindness, compassion and generosity as a family by Service Small Gathering!

For more ideas on fun, easy ways to make kindness and compassion a family habit, explore Doing Good Together’s resources.

The Family Service Fair needs a new chair for next year’s event, which will take place in the fall.

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