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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
November: Saturday is National Family Volunteer Day!
In Marlene Carvell's Sweetgrass Basket, Mattie and Sarah long for family. The two sisters would probably agree with Alex Haley, who said, "In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future."
Link with your family on Saturday, November 21st for National Family Volunteer Day. Volunteering as a family is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved ones while doing meaningful work in your community.
Visit http://www.serve.gov for a searchable database of volunteering opportunities near you and encourage the whole fam to get out and make a difference!
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I love the idea of family service. I hope if I have kids one day to make it something we do regularly!
Woo hoo for a national day like this!
I'd never heard about this day before -- what a wonderful idea! Thanks for posting!
It is a great idea, and volunteerism doesn't have to be splashy. Grab your sister, brother, mother, father, son, daughter, nephew, aunt, cousin, partner, friend, neighbor . . . (my concept of family is very broad) and take a walk, picking up litter along the way.
Very cool highlight from Sara Easterly this month.
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