Character Counts! Week is the third week in October (October 20-26 this year). It’s filled with ideas and free resources for parents, educators, and group leaders. I’ve written about a number of ideas in previous Character Counts! Week posts. What’s especially nice is that there’s a way for everyone to show good character and make a difference, regardless of circumstances.
For Character Counts! Week, Saturday’s suggested character idea for adults is one that is perfect for those of us who work out of our homes – and for those of us with busy schedules who still want to make a difference. (Note: check out the free Character Counts! Week resources to get the “7 Days of Character Ideas” PDF and many other resources.)
Here’s the Saturday character idea from Character Counts!:
Help From Home
Finding time in a busy week to volunteer can be tough, but what if you could do it from the comfort of your own home?
Find a Local or Online Volunteering Opportunity to Make a Difference from Home
There used to be a site called Help from Home (the one mentioned in the free PDF), which is no longer available. There are similar online sites (such as Volunteer Match or Create the Good) that help bring together volunteers with organizations that need them. You’ll find opportunities locally or from home. Check out these “13 Websites That Will Match You With The Perfect Opportunity To Make A Difference.”
If we want our children to be people of good character, we need to be examples and inspiration for them. And there really isn’t an excuse not to make a difference when there are ways we all can fit into our lives. Many of the volunteering activities we do from home can be family projects as well!
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