Summertime and the servin' is easy

Can you believe that we’ve only got a month or so left of summer break?  Where did the summer go???  Hope it’s been a great one for your family!  Have the boredom bugs hit your home yet?  They can come with a vengeance as the dog days of summer press on.  How about some service ideas to keep those boredom bugs away?

Summertime service ideas for you:

Get out the sidewalk chalk and leave messages or pictures for neighbors.  I found a cute little message on the bike path and it totally made my morning better. 

Coffee Cups and Crayons did a fun little post about chalk messages.  Read it here.

Coffee Cups and Crayons did a fun little post about chalk messages.  Read it here.

Help at a garden.  Come to our event September 8th at the Grassroots Garden which supplies produce for Food for Lane County. 

Have your own garden and some extra produce?  Donate it to a neighbor, the local food bank, or a shelter.  And don’t just give them your tons of zuchinni!  Give them some of your best.  The Eugene Mission posted on Facebook the other day about a lady donating the first of her produce.  Such a sweet idea and you could do it too!

Eugene Mission relies on donations like these to provide meals to the homeless. Source Eugene Mission Facebook.

Eugene Mission relies on donations like these to provide meals to the homeless. Source Eugene Mission Facebook.

Help an elderly neighbor with their yard.  Pull weeds, mow their lawn (if it isn’t dead yet in this heat!), plant some new flowers.  My mom had a friend that would come over every season and plant some new flowers in a basket.  It was such a fun surprise for her to open the door to new flowers every few months!

Doorbell ditch a kit for a water balloon fight to another family with kids.  Pennies of Time did this for a mom with a new baby (and several older kids) and it was a great boredom buster for both giver and receiver.  They mentioned calling ahead to make sure that it would be appreciated, which seems courteous to do.

Pennies of Time made a water balloon fight kit and dropped it off to some friends. Isn't that the funnest idea?  Source Pennies of Time.

Pennies of Time made a water balloon fight kit and dropped it off to some friends. Isn't that the funnest idea?  Source Pennies of Time.

Volunteer at festivals.  Many are fine with kids as volunteers as long as their parents are beside them.

Hand out popsicles or cold water bottles at a local park or around town.

Have any great ways to help out that you’ve done this summer?  Share them in the comments.  Enjoy these last days of summer!!