Serving Together

Earlier this week we talked about why kids need to see their parents serve. Having positive role models is the best way for kids to learn the importance of serving.

Later I came across an article about a Pennsylvania church group called Project Hope that spends a week each summer serving together. While it is meant as a youth program, many adults come and serve with the youth. 

The group spends the week painting and doing other work in both community buildings and low income housing. 

Adults and youth alike seem to love the service they offer together. Here an adult talks about the sweet experience she has each year:

Amy Palmer, 67, first came to Maine as a volunteer with Project Help from Pennsylvania and liked the state so much she moved to Industry with her family. She continues to volunteer with the group when they come back each year. “I once heard someone describe (the service trip to Maine) as the closest thing to heaven, and it really is,” Palmer said. “The kids are always asking, ‘Can we stay another week?'”

What service activities do you get involved in with your kids? How do you think it helps your family? Be sure to check out our upcoming events (which we add to regularly) for a chance to serve with your kids.