April is National Volunteer Month and the Yummy Mummy Club wants to make it easier for families to participate. We know you're busy, but it is possible to make this month count even if you’re short on time and short on cash.
Though the average person may not be aware, there are a myriad of charitable organizations around the world that are finding new and innovative ways to make a difference – in no time at all!
Whether you're surfing the web, playing a game or taking a walk in the park, families can get enjoyment - and a dose of social awareness - from everyday activities that double as a charitable boost.
Surf for the earth! Powered by Google, Ecosearch.org returns the same search results but with an environmental kick: The site donates 100 percent of search revenues to nonprofits, such as Rainforest Alliance. Make it your computer’s default search-engine.
Encourage your children to help organizations Hugs and Hope by crafting cheery notes, drawings and cards that bring joy to hospitalized kids.
Bake cookies for a local fundraiser to support a chosen cause or host a charitable bake sale of your own to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
Play online games for good, such as the vocabulary test game at freerice.org that donates rice to the hungry for every answer you get right. It’s entertaining and you’re helping a great cause.
Be Someone’s Eyes. Provide a free reading service for the blind and visually impaired through Read This to Me. All you need is a working phone and a fax.
Go the website, Alexslemonade.org to find out how the kids can organize a charitable lemonade stand to help raise money for cancer research.