To volunteer & To give, as a urbanMamas Family
The Willamette Week's Give Guide is out and got us thinking about the giving season, which usually coincides with the wintertime. The urbanMamas community is generous and giving, but it surprised me to find only one conversation in our archives about volunteering opportunities and we have an occasional suggestion of opportunities on the uM exchange. We have adopted-a-family in 2007 and 2008. (Anyone want to spearhead that effort this year? email us!) A good number of us volunteer at our children's schools and have little time for much else.
This year, the urbanMamas want to give back. We are hoping to coordinate opportunities at anywhere from 1 to 3 area community-based organizations where mamas, papas, and children can contribute their time together, as a group, as a family. We're also hoping to provide financial support to those chosen organizations as well, on behalf of all of us. Do you have giving and volunteering traditions? We would love your suggestions.