The best ways to give thanks this season

`Tis the season to be giving. Just before holiday “me” time kicks in, teach your kid a thing or three about giving to others. Volunteer activities are abundant in Chicago regardless of kids’ ages or stages. Here are some thought-starters to get your kiddos to give more than they receive.

More Than Milk

Join this group of more than 250 moms dedicated to helping young children understand the value of volunteering in the community.

The Honeycomb Project

Started by two moms on a mission to connect their kids to issues bigger than preschool playdates, The Honeycomb Project connects volunteers with organizations who serve at-risk, low-income families and neighborhoods.

Lakeview Pantry

Lakeview Pantry, one of the city’s largest food pantries, has been operating since 1970 to help eliminate hunger. Families can volunteer for a myriad of opportunities for the Thanksgiving season. The pantry just asks that volunteers 18 years or younger take a training session.

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