Today we visited a local organization that packages up food for families in need. We have been trying to take on more volunteer work as a family, and this was perfect. Along with a group of families from our homeschool group, we spent almost two hours packing up 5 skids of food boxes. We all had a great time, and are excited about going back again. This type of work was a great way to introduce kids to helping out. It is concrete, allows for time to chat with friends, and has enough different 'stations' that there was room to change up jobs if someone started to get bored. Most of all, it was wonderful to look on the huge stacks of full boxes ready to go out to families who need it. I was thrilled at how focussed the kids were able to stay on the job at hand. Best of all, they were as proud of their hard work as I was.