With the holiday season upon us, it’s a great time for the entire family to join in a day of giving and service to help their less fortunate neighbors. On Saturday, November 22, the City of O’Fallon is hosting National Family Volunteer Day, a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together to support their neighborhoods and communities.
As part of National Family Volunteer Day, and with support from generationOn and Disney Friends for Change, families are invited to spend the morning helping to strengthen our community, while also strengthening themselves. Volunteering together as a family provides quality time, strengthens family communication, and provides opportunities for family members to be role models to their children and others.
“Donations from the Cornucopia of Care Food Drive will be sorted and boxed in an effort to help stock the shelves of area food pantries throughout the holidays,” explains Kathy Halstead, Volunteer Services Manager. “Volunteers also will decorate Thanksgiving placemats and create keepsakes for those living in residential care facilities and those receiving Meals On Wheels through the O’Fallon Senior Center.”
Families are encouraged to bring in some of their own family-favorite foods to contribute, including breakfast cereals or peanut butter and jelly.