One of the many things I wish to instill into my children is that they should always be ready to help others in need; whether this is someone in our family, a friend or someone in our community.
While there are many benefits to homeschooling, the flexibility of our schedule so we can volunteer and help is a wonderful thing. We participate in community service projects with our Scouts; projects like a city clean up, meal delivery for the elderly and clothing collections for those that need them a couple of times a year. We also like to do things during the holidays with our homeschool group. We sing Christmas carols at local nursing homes, and we bring fruit and greeting cards for the residents there.
Some people help out by contributing financially, and that’s great. But I do want them to realize that writing a check, while beneficial, isn’t the only way to help someone out. Donating your time can just as appreciated, if not more so, by those in need.