Poverty is the struggle – often the inability – to earn enough money for basic needs, like housing, food, and electricity. Poverty affects families and individuals around the globe and in our own neighborhoods. These projects connect you with creative ways to fight poverty wherever you find it. Your small actions here can make a huge impact on another child or family’s well-being.
Make Sandwiches

Many homeless shelters really appreciate having a supply of sandwiches on hand to give to their residents for lunch. Ages: 2+ Cost: Mid* Rating: Print this projectLeave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible recipients A homeless shelter. Find one near you by putting the words “homeless shelter” and your city name read more »

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Assemble Birthday Bags

Put together birthday bags to ensure that all children have a gift to celebrate their special day. Ages: 2+ Cost: Mid* Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible recipients People who frequent food shelves, family shelters, or other organizations that serve families in need. Parents can pick read more »

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Package beans and rice

Ages: 2+ Cost: Mid* Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible recipients Food shelves and the people they serve. Find a nearby food shelf by calling  2-1-1 (the human services hotline) if it’s available in your area. Or click here to find your local food bank. They read more »

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mak_ creativitykits

A coloring book is an excellent preschool development tool and opens an important creative avenue for young children. Your family can promote this by collecting coloring books and crayons and packaging them into fun little kits. Ages: 2+ Cost: Mid* Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible read more »

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Create carekits for the homeless

Create Care Kits for the Homeless Ages: 2+ Cost: Mid* Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible recipients Homeless individuals. What you’ll need Gallon-size reclosable plastic bags and some or all of the following: Clean socks Granola bars and other non-perishable snacks Hygiene items (e.g., toothbrush, lip read more »

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Feed hungry minds

The bookworms in your family can regularly send new or gently used books to families hungry for reading material. Ages: 2+ Cost: Mid* Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible recipients This is a project through Family-to-Family, a national hunger relief organization that serves over 430 families read more »

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Join the birthday giving project

Create a party-in-a-box so a child in need can celebrate his or her special day. Ages: 2+ Cost: Mid* Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible recipients This is a project through Family-to-Family, a national hunger relief organization that serves over 430 families in 20 of our read more »

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Send seeds for change

Collect seeds to send to families who want to start their own gardens, thus providing a supply of fresh, nutritious produce. Ages: 2+ Cost: Low Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible recipients This is a project through Family-to-Family, a national hunger relief organization that serves over read more »

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Adopt a food shelf

  If you want to work on hunger issues, think about “adopting” a local food pantry. Ages: 2+ Cost: Low Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible recipients Your nearby food pantry. Find it by calling 2-1-1 (the human services hotline) if it’s available in your area. read more »

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Create Back to School Kits

Back-to-school shopping for a child in need can be a great opportunity for a teachable moment with your own children. Plus, your generosity will help ensure that another child has everything needed to make the school year a success. Ages: 2+ Cost: Mid* Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service read more »

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Cook a meal at a shelter

Volunteer to help cook and serve a meal at a homeless shelter. If you will be serving a large crowd, ask other families to join in. Ages: 6+ Cost: Mid* Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible recipients Guests at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen. Find read more »

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Help Habitat for Humanity

Explore Habitat for Humanity’s kid-tailored tools with your children to make them aware of poverty and homelessness. Ages: 6+ Cost: Low Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible recipients The Habitat for Humanity organization and people who benefit from their work. What you’ll need A few minutes read more »

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assemble_kits_churchworldservice

Church World Service collects School Kits, Hygiene Kits, Baby Care Kits and Emergency Clean-up Buckets for worldwide distribution to those in need.< Ages: 2+ Cost: Mid* Rating: Print this project Leave a comment Share/email Submit your own service project idea Possible recipients Families in need around the world, such as victims of famine or floods. read more »

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