‘Tis the season to be giving. What better way to celebrate the holidays than to give back to the community as a family? Here are some ideas for volunteering and charitable giving this holiday season from Skate World Pasadena!
Finding the right activity for you and your kids doesn’t have to be difficult. First, look at what they’re interested in and seek out organizations that cater to that. Do they love animals? Check out opportunities as a local animal shelter. Are they outgoing and friendly? Senior centers are always looking for help. Do they enjoy logistics, lists, and planning? Find out what sort of material things local homeless shelters need and organize a donation drive, whether large or small. Does your school need some fundraising help? Host a FUNDraiser at Skate World Pasadena!
Second, find something age-appropriate, and don’t think you have to take up your whole day. Speak with nonprofit organizations about kid-friendly opportunities they may have available–they want to work with you. If you can’t find an opportunity that works for you, make one of your own! Kids and parents can pack simple, easy-to-eat bagged lunches for the homeless, pick up litter in a local park, offer assistance to elderly or disabled neighbors, roll pennies to donate to charity, and more.
The important thing is to get involved as a family. Studies show that parents are the best role models when it comes to getting their kids involved in the community. And don’t forget to reward yourselves with fun at Skate World Pasadena anytime we’re open!