What better way to bond as a family than serving in your community together? This LOVE Week, we’re giving you the top 10 Family Friendly Events so you can register with all of your loved ones to make memories that will have a life long impact.
1. Luau and Lunch Party
Let’s bring a Luau to Charlotte! Bring your family to join us as we celebrate the lives of our friends at Inreach. Inreach has 14 Charlotte area family homes that provide a safe enviroment for our friends with disabilities. Each home has 5-6 residents who rely on a house manager to provide them with 24 hr supervised care. We will be hosting a Luau them that our Inreach friends and your family are sure to love. You can start setting the Luau spirit by signing up HERE.
2. Family Reunion
Come help us support all the volunteers at Hope Cancer Ministries that support clients and their families. We are hosting a cookout to celebrate these fantastic volunteers that work hard everyday to support Hope Cancer Ministries and their mission in Charlotte. Help us give back and serve those who serve us so selflessly year after year at this fun family event by registering HERE.
3. Ice Cream Social
Men’s Shelter of Charlotte is dedicated to providing safe emergency shelter while working to end homelessness for each man. Come spend time with the men at the shelter at an Ice Cream Social. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Who knew serving with your family could be so sweet? Sign up HERE.
4. Card Creations
Encouraging and making others happy is one of the best rewards of volunteering. Join Hope Cancer Ministries to make cards of love, encouragement and well wishes for local families and patients suffering from and dealing with cancer. It’s amazing the impact a card can have on a person, come help many people accross the city. Start card crafting HERE
Does your family like games? Bring your family to Foxfire Bowling lanes for a morning of fun and fellowship to share the LOVE of Christ with the children at Autism Society of Cabarrus County. Grab your bowling shoes and start serving HERE.
6. Free Store
Do you or your kids like to shop? Did you know you could volunteer at a free store for LOVE Week? Free Store is a large-scale resource for donated clothing and household items that are given to families in need at no charge. Our teams need your help inspecting, sorting and stocking donated items in the Free Store to go out to local families in need. Shop till you drop HERE.
7. Birdhouse Making
It’s summertime and your family is spending a lot of time playing outside. Share the beauty of the great outdoors with the residents of Agape Senior & Assisted Living by building bird houses. What kind of birds will your family’s bird house bring in? Sign up HERE.
8. Family Game Night
What is more fun that a family game night? Play Bingo, cooking dinner, and make dessert with the residents at Inreach. You win just by signing up HERE.
TORONTO AND ROANOKE – LOVE Week is going on at all our locations and our extension sites. Here are a couple of our favorites there.
9. Back to School Centerpieces
Do you and your kids like to make arts and crafts? Then this project is for you. The Yonge Street Mission, an organization that supports at risk youth and families in Toronto, is holding a “Back to School Fundraiser” to raise money for school supplies for dozens of children this fall, and we get to create the centerpieces! We will provide all the supplies and instructions for you. This is a perfect event to do at home with your family, or get some friends together and make 2 or 3! You will be able to pick up and drop off all supplies at church on the weekends. Start creating by clicking HERE.
10. Salem Animal Shelter
If you and your children love animals, come spend the day playing with puppies and kittens. All ages are welcome to come cuddle with furry friends as well as help with indoor and outdoor cleaning and lawn maintenance. Register HERE.