Family Service Project

Our first Community is our Family…

Our larger community benefits when empathy becomes a family’s destination



See Kids Dream’s Family Service Projects were created to give families opportunities to

  • Increase Knowledge & Empathy Around Community Needs
  • Strengthen Family Relationships
  • Make Civic Engagement a “Family Habit”

Is service learning same as volunteering?

Not exactly. Service Learning gives your family the opportunity to learn about a community issue to make the connection of how and why help is needed.  Service learning helps bring meaning to volunteering, and it is especially helpful in building empathy in children.  For each Family Service Project event, you’ll receive a pre-event activity to complete before you come. While at the event, your family will engage in simulation activities and discussion to help kids understand the “big picture” before your family engages in a hands-on service project to bring the learning full circle.

What’s the cost?

Due to generous support from The Big Lots Foundation, this event is provided at no cost to families

Who can participate?

Family Service Projects are intended for kids in elementary and middle school, however siblings are welcome to participate. Parent participation in the service project is required.

Check out all of our Family Service Projects!