When it comes down to it, what is better than family? Volunteering, of course! Just kidding, but it is pretty special too. This year on April 2nd, people across the country will be taking the day off to enjoy quality time with their families. At forgood, we suggest that you celebrate the holiday by doing something good with your family by looking into the Opportunities we’ve collected in our Family Day Campaign.
One of the best ways to teach your family compassion is to get out there and get involved. Volunteering is a great way for kids and adults to make new friends, develop compassion for their neighbours and even pick up a new skill or two! Not only will you be teaching your children life skills, but you will also be helping to build our country together.
What are some ways everyone can get involved?
- Young kids can go through unused toys and put them aside for an ECD Centre in your area.
- Older children can help by spending time with a Cause, seeing what they do and finding ways to assist.
- Married couples can see how they can use their combined skills to Volunteer and create Impact. There’s something for everyone!
This day was originally called Easter Monday and was renamed Family Day in 1995 to give South Africans an extra day off to spend with their families. On this day, people take a break from the grind and gather around their families to enjoy quality time. The importance of Family Day is uniting families together in the spirit of the holiday. No better way to do so than to find ways to help your surrounding community!
Take a peek at the Campaign where we have 21 Opportunities for you and your family to get involved.