Kids Leading by Example: An Interview with CCSWFL's Youngest Volunteer

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/11/16 3:28 PM / by Claudia Auger posted in volunteering

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On Friday, December 11th, I visited the Joseph H. Messina Children's Center to observe CCSWFL's youngest volunteer, Tillman (9-years-old), and her father Bill interacting with the early learners. Bill and Tillman began volunteering in early November of 2015, and are regular volunteers at the Joseph H. Messina Center continuing into the New Year.

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6 Different Ways to Volunteer with Your Child (12 and Under)

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/15/15 9:49 AM / by Claudia Auger posted in volunteering

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Early next year, readers will have the opportunity to hear from Child Care of Southwest Florida's youngest volunteer, Tillman (9-years-old), and her father, Bill. Tillman's involvement with the Joseph H. Messina Center got us thinking—what other ways can we help our children to become involved helping our communities, forge valuable community connections, and acquire great values along the way? See the list below for some great ideas for volunteering with your child:

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5 Benefits and Rewards of Donating to Early Learning Centers

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/19/15 10:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Child care, volunteering, Donations, Community

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5 Benefits and Rewards of Donating to Early Learning Centers

You work hard for your money and when you save up some extra, it can be exciting to look through your options. Should we go on a lavish vacation? How about some new designer clothes? Or, you could donate the money to a good cause and benefit yourself- as well as others in the community. There is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself for a job well done, but what would happen if you aided some local children instead? While the concept that giving to others can make you feel good about yourself is not exactly new, there are several more subtle ways that giving your money for a cause you care about can benefit your psychological, spiritual and emotional well-being.

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The Benefits of Volunteering for an Early Learning Center in Southwest Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/14/15 10:17 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Child care, volunteering, Donations, Community

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The Benefits of Volunteering for an Early Learning Center in Southwest Florida

With the busy lives many of us have today, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. It’s easy to get “me” focused and forget about others in your community. You may think you have to focus on yourself, your career, and your family before you can worry about anyone else. Actually, helping others helps yourself in many ways, several of which may come as a surprise to you. If you’ve been considering volunteering at one of Southwest Florida’s Early Learning Centers, but are still unsure, think about this:

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