We had baby #3 last year, and I'm 98% sure she is our caboose. In just 4 years, all of my babies will be in school and I have absolutely no desire to go back to work. I also don't want to sit home all by my lonesome twiddling my thumbs. My mom just happens to be retiring early in about 4 years and we've been talking about different charities and other local causes we could volunteer for when the time comes. This week(April 7-13) just happens to be National Boys & Girls Club Week and we have been learning more about this organization.
To celebrate, they are encouraging people to "Open the door. Take the tour". If taking a physical tour wouldn't work for you this week, you can also take a virtual tour of a club. These Clubs provide caring guidance and fun, engaging programs that help kids: do well in school, give back to their communities and choose healthy lifestyles.
The schedule for this year’s celebration includes the following:
• Monday, April 8 - Open the door to education.
• Tuesday, April 9 - Open the door to technology.
• Wednesday, April 10 - Open the door to character and citizenship.
• Thursday, April 11 - Open the door to healthy lifestyles.
• Friday, April 12 - Open the door. Take the tour.
After taking a look on their website, I learned that Nearly 4,000 Clubs serve some 4.1 million young people through membership and community outreach - pretty amazing, huh? I put in my zip code to find a club and was shocked at how many are within 20 miles of us. One is even in my fairly small hometown - I had no idea!
I visited the website for the club closest to me, and I look forward to learning more. I plan on talking to my mom about the possibility of volunteering after all of my kids are in school. If you would like more information on how to support National Boys & Girls Club week, visit the tour page.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.