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“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” -Howard Zinn

October

  1. Family Service Day at Nevins Farm is this month,  check out their website to sign up!
  2. Check with your local food bank or soup kitchen and see what they need for help.  Kids can organize cans and bags of food. New Horizons in Manchester, NH is always looking for volunteers in their food bank.   Contact them today to see how you can help.
  3. Kids ages 11-15 who love animals can volunteer at Nevins Farm, the Boston Adoption Agency or the Stratham NH location during the school year as part of their Junior Volunteer Program.  Spots fill up quickly so reserve your child’s spot today.   If you are not in the Boston/NH area contact your local SPCA center.
  4. Make a no sew fleece blanket for Project Linus
  5. Organize a sock drive for SOCKTOBER.
  6. Make Holiday Cards for the Military.  Check out this website to learn how you can be a part of this nationwide mission.  Cards are due October 31st.

November

  1. Family Service Day at Nevins Farm is this month,  check out their website to sign up!
  2. Check with your local food bank or soup kitchen and see what they need for help.  Kids can organize cans and bags of food. New Horizons in Manchester, NH is always looking for volunteers in their food bank.   Contact them today to see how you can help.
  3. Kids ages 11-15 who love animals can volunteer at Nevins Farm, the Boston Adoption Agency or the Stratham NH location during the school year as part of their Junior Volunteer Program.  Spots fill up quickly so reserve your child’s spot today.   If you are not in the Boston/NH area contact your local SPCA center.
  4. Volunteer with your family for the Christmas Red Kettle Fundraiser with your local Salvation Army.  This is a great way for the family to spread some Christmas cheer while raising money for a good cause.
  5. November is a great month for Project Dollar Store.
  6. Do you live in the Boston, Philadelphia or Chicago area?  Volunteer some time at your local Cradles to Crayons.  This amazing organization collects and donates clothes, books and toys to children in need.

December 

  1. Check with your local food bank or soup kitchen and see what they need for help.  Kids can organize cans and bags of food. New Horizons in Manchester, NH is always looking for volunteers in their food bank.   Contact them today to see how you can help.
  2. Kids ages 11-15 who love animals can volunteer at Nevins Farm, the Boston Adoption Agency or the Stratham NH location during the school year as part of their Junior Volunteer Program.  Spots fill up quickly so reserve your child’s spot today.   If you are not in the Boston/NH area contact your local SPCA center.
  3. Volunteer with your family for the Christmas Red Kettle Fundraiser with your local Salvation Army.  This is a great way for the family to spread some Christmas cheer while raising money for a good cause.
  4. Make a no sew fleece blanket for Project Linus

January

  1. Recycle the fronts of your Christmas cards and send them to St. Jude’s Ranch.
  2. Make a no sew fleece blanket for Project Linus
  3. Check with your local food bank or soup kitchen and see what they need for help.  Kids can organize cans and bags of food. New Horizons in Manchester, NH is always looking for volunteers in their food bank.   Contact them today to see how you can help.
  4. Help shovel a neighbors walkway or driveway.
  5. Make cocoa for the town plow drivers or give them a local coffee shop gift card.
  6. Start a Christmas Jar for next Christmas.
  7. Kids ages 11-15 who love animals can volunteer at Nevins Farm, the Boston Adoption Agency or the Stratham NH location during the school year as part of their Junior Volunteer Program.  Spots fill up quickly so reserve your child’s spot today.   If you are not in the Boston/NH area contact your local SPCA center.
  8. Family Service Day at Nevins Farm is this month,  check out their website to sign up!

February

  1. Participate in the Kids in Service 7 Days of Kindness Challenge
  2. Put together Winter Kits for the homeless.
  3. Check out the ideas on the Kindness Chain Project Page to make a Valentine’s Day chain of Love and Kindness.
  4. Make placemats for your local Meals on Wheels
  5. February is a great month for Project Dollar Store.
  6. Make Valentines for the residents at your local nursing home.
  7. Family Service Day at Nevins Farm is this month,  check out their website to sign up!
  8. Kids ages 11-15 who love animals can volunteer at Nevins Farm, the Boston Adoption Agency or the Stratham NH location during the school year as part of their Junior Volunteer Program.  Spots fill up quickly so reserve your child’s spot today.   If you are not in the Boston/NH area contact your local SPCA center.
  9. Help shovel a neighbors walkway or driveway.
  10. Create a Kindness Jar and try to do one kind deed a week as a family.

March

  1. Check with your local food bank or soup kitchen and see what they need for help.  Kids can organize cans and bags of food. New Horizons in Manchester, NH is always looking for volunteers in their food bank.   Contact them today to see how you can help.
  2. Kids ages 11-15 who love animals can volunteer at Nevins Farm, the Boston Adoption Agency or the Stratham NH location during the school year as part of their Junior Volunteer Program.  Spots fill up quickly so reserve your child’s spot today.   If you are not in the Boston/NH area contact your local SPCA center.
  3. Make a no sew fleece blanket for Project Linus
  4. Start a Christmas Jar for next Christmas.
  5. Organize a school fundraiser for Kids for Wish Kids
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April

  1. Family Service Day at Nevins Farm is this month,  check out their website to sign up!
  2. Plan an Earth Day clean up of your neighborhood or local park.
  3. Do you live in the Boston, Philadelphia or Chicago area?  Volunteer some time at your local Cradles to Crayons.  This amazing organization collects and donates clothes, books and toys to children in need.
  4. Check with your local food bank or soup kitchen and see what they need for help.  Kids can organize cans and bags of food. New Horizons in Manchester, NH is always looking for volunteers in their food bank.   Contact them today to see how you can help.
  5. Kids ages 11-15 who love animals can volunteer at Nevins Farm, the Boston Adoption Agency or the Stratham NH location during the school year as part of their Junior Volunteer Program.  Spots fill up quickly so reserve your child’s spot today.   If you are not in the Boston/NH area contact your local SPCA center.
  6. April is a great month for Project Dollar Store.

May

  1. Family Service Day at Nevins Farm is this month,  check out their website to sign up!
  2. Check with your local food bank or soup kitchen and see what they need for help.  Kids can organize cans and bags of food. New Horizons in Manchester, NH is always looking for volunteers in their food bank.   Contact them today to see how you can help.
  3. Kids ages 11-15 who love animals can volunteer at Nevins Farm, the Boston Adoption Agency or the Stratham NH location during the school year as part of their Junior Volunteer Program.  Spots fill up quickly so reserve your child’s spot today.   If you are not in the Boston/NH area contact your local SPCA center.
  4. Make a no sew fleece blanket for Project Linus
  5. Start a Christmas Jar for next Christmas.
  6. Make placemats for your local Meals on Wheels

June

  1. Camp Kindness!!  We have a FREE 4 day “camp” experience that you can do at home.
  2. Host a lemonade stand for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
  3. Check with your local food bank or soup kitchen and see what they need for help.  Kids can organize cans and bags of food. New Horizons in Manchester, NH is always looking for volunteers in their food bank.   Contact them today to see how you can help.
  4. Host a lemonade stand on a weekend at your local SPCA center. Many of them will host you if the money raised from the stand is donated to their center.  Contact your local center for more information.
  5. Make placemats for your local Meals on Wheels
  6. June is a great month for Project Dollar Store.
  7. Create a Kindness Jar and try to do one kind deed a week as a family.

July

  1. Camp Kindness!!  We have a FREE 4 day “camp” experience that you can do at home.
  2. Check with your local food bank or soup kitchen and see what they need for help.  Kids can organize toiletries, canned goods and bags of food.
  3. Host a lemonade stand on a weekend at your local SPCA center. Many of them will host you if the money raised from the stand is donated to their center.  Contact your local center for more information.
  4. It’s Christmas in July 🙂 Start a Christmas Jar for next Christmas.
  5. Do you live in the Boston, Philadelphia or Chicago area?  Volunteer some time at your local Cradles to Crayons.  This amazing organization collects and donates clothes, books and toys to children in need.

August

  1. Camp Kindness!!  We have a FREE 4 day “camp” experience that you can do at home.
  2. Check with your local food bank or soup kitchen and see what they need for help.  Kids can organize cans and bags of food. New Horizons in Manchester, NH is always looking for volunteers in their food bank.   Contact them today to see how you can help.
  3. Host a lemonade stand on a weekend at your local SPCA center. Many of them will host you if the money raised from the stand is donated to their center.  Contact your local center for more information.
  4. Make placemats for your local Meals on Wheels
  5. August is a great month for Project Dollar Store.
  6. Make Holiday Cards for the Military.  Check out this website to learn how you can be a part of this nationwide mission.  Cards are due October 31st.

September

  1. Family Service Day at Nevins Farm on Labor Day (Monday, September 2nd)
  2. Check with your local food bank or soup kitchen and see what they need for help.  Kids can organize cans and bags of food. New Horizons in Manchester, NH is always looking for volunteers in their food bank.   Contact them today to see how you can help.
  3. Kids ages 11-15 who love animals can volunteer at Nevins Farm, the Boston Adoption Agency or the Stratham NH location during the school year as part of their Junior Volunteer Program.  Spots fill up quickly so reserve your child’s spot today.   If you are not in the Boston/NH area contact your local SPCA center.
  4. Make placemats for your local Meals on Wheels
  5. Organize a school supply drive to help those kids in need in your community.
  6. Do you live in the Boston, Philadelphia or Chicago area?  Volunteer some time at your local Cradles to Crayons.  This amazing organization collects and donates clothes, books and toys to children in need.
  7. Make Holiday Cards for the Military.  Check out this website to learn how you can be a part of this nationwide mission.  Cards are due October 31st.

Websites to Check Out

New Hampshire

New Horizons Food Bank

Volunteer NH

WMUR Volunteer Connection

NH SPCA

Massachusetts

Cradles to Crayons

Merrimack Valley Hope Mission

Massachusetts Service Alliance

Boston Cares

MSPCA

Maine

Volunteer Maine

Habitat for Humanity (must be over 16)

Animal Welfare Society

Connecticut

Volunteer Connecticut

Connecticut Food Bank

Vermont

Green Mountain Club

Central Vermont Humane Society

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Food Bank

Kiki’s Garden

RI SPCA

ALL 50 States 

Make a Wish–Kids for Wish Kids

United Way (they have United Way Organizations in all 50 States!)

Habitat for Humanity Youth Program

Salvation Army

Sole Hope

Kid Knits

Project Linus

Human Society

Do Something.org

Cradles to Crayons (Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago)

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