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New This Month

“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference.”

-Nelson Mandela

May is Making a Difference Month on the Kids in Service site.  This month we are going to focus on ways that people of all ages can make a difference in their homes, in their community and around the world.

To help inspire you, we have shared the stories of some pretty INCREDIBLE kids who are working hard to make change in their communities. These stories can be found in each of the service project posts below. We hope that you will share these inspirational videos with your children.  They are the perfect way to jumpstart a family service project this month.

Making a difference in your community during the month of May does not need to take a lot of time for money.  It is amazing what can be done with just a little love and kindness.

Click on an image below for information about the project idea and to learn about some INCREDIBLE kids who are making a difference in their community!

Birthday’s come but once a year and are a great reason to celebrate another trip around the sun. Unfortunately for some, birthdays are an added expense that can not be afforded. With a few simple items and a shoebox, you can create a birthday box to bless someone in need with a grand celebration. Click the image above to learn more.
Dignity Bags are an easy and impactful project that you can do as a family. Dignity bags include necessary items to help with hygiene and comfort for people who are homeless or living in shelters. Click image to learn more.
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Food Banks are in need of so many items this time of year. Organizing a small food drive as a family would be a great project that would make a huge difference to those in need. Click on the image to learn more.
Hosting a fundraiser for charity is a WONDERFUL way to help your children make a difference in their community or in the greater world. Lemonade stands and bake sales (or a combination) are great ways for children to work and raise money for a charity they believe in. Click on the image above to learn more.
This project can be easily modified for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Instead of baking treats, buy some prepackaged treats or flowers to give along with the kids cards of appreciation. Click on the image above to learn more.
I was excited to be asked to appear on the Love of Learning podcast this month.   It was so much fun to talk with Deyan Stanchev from his home in Bulgaria about families serving together.  In this episode we talk about the start of Kids in Service, indirect vs. direct service, serving with our children, character education, books as teaching tools and homeschooling. It was so much fun to record and I hope you enjoy listening.
May Day takes place on May 1st. For a few years, my family has been using May Day as an opportunity to spread simple acts of kindness. Check out our post to learn more about May Day and how you can help bring back this sweet little holiday.
May 3rd-9th.  Head over to Commercial Free Childhood to learn more about how you and your family can sign up for Screen Free Week.
Club Meetings for both the KIS JR and KIS Teen/Pre-teen will be out Friday, April 9th. It’s FREE to join!! Click the link for more information.

Thank You Veterans!

Kids in Service NH hosted 3 pizza parties last months for veterans and senior citizens.  My daughter created this sweet video with the help of her KIS friends, to share with the veterans.  It brought smiles to their faces and we hope it will bring smiles to yours as well 🙂 Click the box above to watch the short video.