What you have not given away will never truly be yours

TAPIN believes in the power of youth. Their enthusiasm is contagious. Their energy is boundless. And their enterprising ideas are awesome! Nothing grows a child stronger than the lesson of charity. The sense of involvement and satisfaction kids receive helps to shape them for a lifetime.

Here are some great suggestions for ways kids can get involved – but remember. We’re wide open to any other “creative giving” ideas. (How about a pajama party to collect peanut butter and jelly? PJs for PB&J!)

Make a Happy Birthday Happier!
Ask guests to bring an age-appropriate gift, a canned good or any other item from the list below. What a great way to make kindness a piece of (birthday) cake!

Put the Concept of Giving in “Drive!”
An organized collection drive harnesses the energy of a classroom, a scout troop, a dance or karate class, or a sports team. It’s a wonderful way to promote camaraderie.

Kid-friendly Items to Donate

  • Coins (even pennies!)
  • School supplies
  • New socks
  • Winter jackets you’ve outgrown
  • Canned goods
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Personal care items (soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
  • Gift cards
  • Movie passes
  • Snack foods
  • Juice boxes
  • DVDs and books (new or used)

High School Students:

  • Summer Vacation: Volunteer just one morning a week from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
  • Volunteer to help on your days off, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King’s Day, etc. (you get the idea!)
  • Volunteer on school vacations
  • Volunteer for Holiday Programs
  • Organize a food drive with your class, team or neighbors

BE CREATIVE! Give us your idea of how you can help those in need.
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Remember one of the greatest things you can give is a bit of yourself! Give a little time from your day to help others. IT FEELS GREAT!

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