Do you wish you could replace the "gimmes" in your kids with appreciation for all of the things they do have? Or are you feeling overwhelmed with guilt over the things you can't afford to buy? Consider how engaging in volunteer work together could build your kids' character, adjust self-centered attitudes, and give them a more realistic view of the community around them. Especially when your kids' needs are indeed being met, but their wants can't always be fulfilled, doing volunteer work together can help them see beyond the everyday challenges you face and focus, instead, on helping someone else.
Volunteer at a Food PantryWhether you are stocking shelves or delivering meals, doing volunteer work together at a food pantry will help you and your kids realize that you are surrounded by people enduring worse circumstances than your own, and that you can take part in making their lives richer in a very tangible way. Many food pantries need help during flexible hours and don't require a huge, ongoing commitment.
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