Some volunteer experiences stay with you forever. Mine was in northern Japan, after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake.
Showing that volunteering with friends and family can be lots of fun, parents and kids came together in Singapore last Saturday to do some good, while celebrating International Friendship Day. To recognize that day, officially July 30, Hasbro and generationOn – the youth division of Points of Light – have launched a global campaign to encourage kids to volunteer in their schools, neighborhoods and communities. Find out how you can your kids can celebrate by visiting www.generationon.org/friendship.
Sept. 11 marks a day to commemorate tragedy and triumph, recognize heroism and sacrifice, and inspire volunteer service that makes a difference in communities. This year, Points of Light's Military Initiatives is inviting organizations to join a national service movement in cities across the country by hosting “Honoring Service” projects.
“Volunteering can be fun. And you can make a difference just by going to the park and cleaning up," says 10 year-old actress Emmy Perry, best known for her role as Kitty in “Wiener Dog Internationals” and currently filming the feature film “Scales.” "You can help your community; it’s really easy. You can make it a play date.”