This is the first post in a series of posts while I’m away at BlogHer (eek!) I’ll still be checking in, but until then, enjoy these fabulous ladies!
Up first, Melissa of Sparklipity Specialities – “Tiny clips for your little one’s flips!”
If I had girls, I would definitely snag some of these clips and her customer service is great! She came up with a fabulous idea to share about giving and the importance of teaching our kids about it as well.
You can also find her on Facebook.
Our family has never had much extra income to be able to make donations and quite honest, even extra time is even hard to come by these days. It’s in our heart and it’s important for us to teach our daughter that time can always be made and availability can be planned in advance, to help others in need. It only takes a few hours each month and the rewards and benefits are endless. We lead by example in our family and can’t wait to get our daughter involved! It doesn’t matter to us what organization she chooses to be a part of or even if she chooses to start one of her own. We want her understand the importance of volunteering her time and giving back. Don’t sit back and watch people smile. Be the one that brings smiles to their faces and light to their lives.
When we joined the Jaycees (more formally known as the United States Junior Chamber), we expected to volunteer our time in giving back and helping others, but we didn’t expect to meet so many cool people with such huge hearts! We didn’t expect to grow within ourselves and learn so much about leadership and teamwork and we certainly didn’t expect it to change our lives.
The Jaycees is a civic organization for young adults ages 18 to 41, who bring energy and insight to solving problems in their communities and around the world. With the belief that they can and should address the needs of others, our members can be found from all walks of life. We all have important character traits in common: passion for making a difference, interest in being part of something bigger than ourselves, and a desire to grow and expand our horizons by being active in our communities.
If you would like more information about the Jaycees and getting involved in your community, please visit their website to locate a chapter in your area. There are Jaycees chapters in all 50 states and 100 countries around the world! The Jaycees are the perfect way to lead by example in your lives and share with your children.
Thanks for sharing, Melissa!
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