Posted by: v500 in Children,Community service on April 5th, 2008

Children are the pillars of our nation, the back bone of our society and they need to be nurtured and taught to be bold responsible citizens of tomorrow. Children are bright, active and full of energy so use their energy creatively and in a resourceful manner. You can first explain to your children the plight of many other children around them and how many do not enjoy the comforts that they enjoy. You can involve your kids in a lot of creative activities and if you are at a loss of ideas we have the ready resource of the internet to refer to.

There are a number of organizations that send knitted bags and hand made cuddly dolls to children who are sick in hospital or in some difficulty. You can also encourage children to make teddy bears or collect teddy bears from neighboring children with a Bear making event or Teddy bear party and send it to organizations who will send your cuddly teddies to put a smile on a sick or needy child’s face. Instead of hosting a birthday party at home with children who have everything, you can host a party at a homeless shelter and brighten the faces of many children and give a sense of achievement and empowerment to your little darling. You can get your children to paint cotton bags with fabric paint, host paint-a-mural events and make as many as possible and also create hand made greeting cards and pictures. These may be small things but can surely brighten some child’s life and that is surely worth all the trouble. And to top it all you will see your little kid grow up into a thoughtful and responsible individual.