The Jared Box Project - "A Jared Box is a shoebox size plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, cards, and games. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes are delivered to hospitals" and given to young patients.
You can click on the project title above to visit the Jared Box Project home page.
The Food Bank - Across the country in most towns there is a food bank or pantry. It may be huge, it may be tiny, but either way it feeds many more people than you would care to believe. Most teens are welcome to volunteer and some facilities even host family days where children as young as 5 can come in and help sort. Please consider looking into your local food bank or pantry's volunteer opportunities.
This is a great activity to do while listening to music, listening to a story, or having a family discussion.
If you have any questions or suggestions for Family Service Projects please leave a comment. We'll happily add your suggestions to the list!