Who: Best for ages 5 - 10
Monthly service projects that are kid-friendly and presented in an age-appropriate way.
Past projects have included making sandwiches for residents at the Guest House, creating Birthday-Party-in-a-Bag sets for kids living at the Meta House, sorting clothes for foster children, making sensory toys for kids with autism, and making care packages for children of soldiers.
You'll get one email each month describing the projects, and you can decide whether or not you want to sign up.
You can sign up for as many or as few as you would like, depending on your interests and schedule.
Where: Projects take place at different location each month.
When: Projects typically take place on the weekends.
Why: Service projects not only help kids develop empathy and compassion, they are also a fun way to bond as a family.
Cost: $40.00 annual membership fee. Membership fee includes a yellow Sunbeam Kids t-shirt, a lanyard and name tag, and ribbons for each project you accomplish. The fee helps covers the supplies they need for each project.
Find out more: sunbeamkids.org
Check out our pictures from the last service project! We created a "birthday party in a bag" for kids who are living at the Meta House, where their moms are undergoing treatment for addiction.
We created dozens of hand-made birthday cards.
We got to hear from a staff member of the Meta House who told us more about their organization. The kids had a chance to listen and ask questions of her.
Then we assembled our birthday bags. Each one included a hand-made card from the kids, gift, birthday cake mix, frosting, balloons, and candles.
At the end, we enjoyed some birthday cake of our own!