Service Projects

Ideas for service projects with kids, and voluntourism travel for the whole family.

In The Heart of Haiti – Bloggers Make a Difference

by Sandra Foyt

Last summer, when I took my kids on a volunteer vacation in the Dominican Republic, I had a chance to travel into Haiti with my teenage daughter. We crossed over the Dajabón border to the open market where Haitians trade in goods donated from around […]

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Do It For The Kids: Stop SOPA and PIPA!

by Sandra Foyt

I’m interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to talk about freedom. By now, even the most die-hard Luddite will have heard about the hotly-debated legislation that would censor the Internets – SOPA and PIPA. The bills before Congress don’t state the intention to put a stranglehold […]

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Teach a Child to Read, and You Feed Him For Life. Help Build Libraries In Zambia & Win Great Prizes Too!

by Sandra Foyt

I have seen many sad things in my travels. Children begging on the streets of Bogota, Colombia. Families huddled along roads leading to Delhi, India. But the saddest thing I ever saw was a bare school in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam – no computers, […]

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Do Good Family Adventure – A Volunteer Vacation In The Dominican Republic

by Sandra Foyt

Last May, when I was still ambivalent about going on a volunteer vacation in the Dominican Republic, Mommy Niri convinced me to go. Although I had signed up for LATISM’s Sustainable Development Project, I was strongly considering backing out. The problem was that I would […]

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Service Project Ideas

by Sandra Foyt

Earlier, I wrote about how we developed service projects with kids from service project ideas to community-wide take action projects. The article lists what we did to learn about various issues and includes leadership resources that helped us undertake service projects. But the important take […]

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Service Projects with Kids: From Ideas to Take Action Projects

by Sandra Foyt

When I first volunteered to lead a troop of Brownie Girl Scouts, it was because I wanted to introduce young girls to new friends and a wider world of opportunity.  Little did I know at the time that this decision would change my world. Even […]

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Trick or Treating To Do Good

by Sandra Foyt

Children look forward to that one day of the year when the candy coffers are opened wide and they can bring home enough sweet treats to keep dentists in business the rest of the year. Yes, we’re talking about trick or treating on Halloween. I’m […]

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Turning to Cloth Diapers to Set a World Record, and Save the Earth too!

by Sandra Foyt

It’s been a real, real long time since I even had to think about changing diapers. And, honestly, I tried using cloth diapers for about 2 seconds, before sticking to Huggies all the way through. I’m not proud of it, but convenience won out every […]

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