Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kids Care Week

Happy Kids Care Week! This week is special because it is nationally recognized as a week to introduce children to volunteering.  The theme this year is, “Make your mark on the world: Go the extra mile.”

As most of our blog readers know, we are very proud to operate 6 local Boys & Girls Clubs in Tulsa, Sapulpa, Sand Springs and Broken Arrow.  This week, we are getting the kids involved by teaching them about volunteering.  They will be actively participating by working on a service project of their own this Friday.  What are they doing? Creating nearly 300 Christmas cards!

Every year, The Salvation Army’s Community Care Ministries help hundreds of seniors in our community by providing them with a Christmas gift and special visit by one of our officers or Corp members.  Many of these seniors have no family or friends to visit them during the holidays.  Well, this year they will also be getting something else very special… a Christmas card handmade by one of our Boys & Girls Club kids.  Some will have glitter, some will have stickers, many will wish a Merry Christmas and I am sure that most will offer a priceless glimpse into the imagination of a child.

I can’t wait until Friday to see what they come up with!

Here's the website for more information about "Kids Care Week," a national volunteer week.

P.S. Adults can volunteer this Christmas too! Click here to learn about our fun holiday opportunities for individuals and groups.


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