When Elizabeth and David Mattson started a generationOn Kids Care Club, Kids Doing Wonderful Things, with their daughter Catherine a few years ago, it was to encourage their children and their children’s friends to share books and the experience of reading with other children. Elizabeth never imagined it would turn into her running a full-time, bi-coastal nonprofit organization.
Family Volunteer Day
Growing up, Melanie Rutecki’s family owned a small business, so they were always finding ways to give back to the community and get involved. When she and her husband, Kenny, started their family, they knew giving back would be part of the way they raised their children.
People say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and that is especially true for ReGina and Jamie Dobson, a mother and daughter duo that takes every chance to volunteer in their community of Atlanta.
Getting involved with volunteer service can seem like a daunting task for busy families. School, sports, music, dance, Scouting and other activities leave little time for anything else. Shelly Gonzales, a mother of four, has found the solution: Get the entire family involved in volunteering while working it in with the family’s regular activities.