25 ways to Get your Children Involved!

25 ways to Get your Children Involved!

25 ways to Get your Children Involved!

Kids who volunteer are more likely to have a greater respect for others, leadership skills, and an understanding of citizenship that can carry over into adulthood.

As parents, we all want our children to grow up healthy and successful. We also want our children to be grateful for what they have been given and have compassion for those who are in need. Teaching your children the spirit of giving, showing them the importance of thinking of others, and modeling kindness are important ways to help children grow into productive and loving members of our world.
Giving doesn’t require that you travel to a special destination. Showing your child how to give can be as easy as being a good neighbor.
1. Mow your neighbors’ lawn when you know they are out of town.2. Help elderly neighbors by cleaning out their rain gutters before the winter months set in.3. When there is a storm, military personnel may be away from home helping others. Help their families by shoveling their driveway.4. Especially on windy days, bring in your neighbors’ trash cans while they are away at work.5. Bring a casserole or fruit bowl to a neighbor who might appreciate it, or reach out to someone who lives alone.Pay it forward. Small acts of kindness can help someone who is having a bad day see the good in the world and help us feel positive about ourselves. Model the following positive behaviors to your child any day of the year.6. Leave a note on a stranger’s car wishing them a nice day.7. When you pick up your morning coffee, pay for the person behind you in the drive-through.8. Drive by the coveted parking space at the front of the store, and let someone who might appreciate it park there.9. When you stop to pay a toll, throw in an extra dollar for the person in the car behind you. Or, add loose change to someone’s expired parking meter. 10. Offer to bag your own groceries when the cashier is working alone.Volunteer. Teach your child how to give by giving something priceless—time and energy.11. Volunteer to help in your child’s classroom or to chaperone a school field trip. If you can’t help during the day, offer to help with projects you can work on at home.12. Bring the whole family to your church or spiritual center for service and cleanup days.13. Volunteer to deliver items or staff the pick-up booth for sports and civic groups in which your child is involved.14. Volunteer on any day of the year. Use a local volunteer matching service, such as W.A.T.C.C.H. 15. As a family, pick a local place to volunteer, and make it la family date once a month or whenever possible.16. Volunteer to raise money for a charity online. Use Go fund me or Crowdrise.Donate. Giving away unused and gently used items is a great no-cost way to show your child how to help someone in need. In addition, helping to meet life-saving needs will show your child that we are all important and connected.
17. Donate clothing that no longer fits your child to local organizations or clothing banks. Drop boxes are now available in many convenient locations, such as grocery store parking lots and along town roads.18. Give old blankets to your local pet shelter. Donate unopened pet supplies, such as pet food, cat litter, training pads, and other necessary pet items.19. Send your child to school with an extra set of some school supplies, such as pens, pencils, folders, or paper. Leave a note letting your child’s teacher know the supplies are for anyone who can use them.20. Give blood and consider becoming a bone marrow donor.Give. You don’t have to give much, but monetary donations are always needed. Give when and if you can.
21. As a family, pick a cause or charity to which you are interested in giving.22. Give your child a three-part piggy bank—one section for saving, one for spending, and one for donating. Let your child decide to which charity or cause they would like to donate money to.23. In lieu of a gift, give to the favorite charity of a person close to you or in memory of someone special.24. Organize a bake sale or lemonade stand with your kids and give your proceeds to a charity.25. Participate in #GivingTuesday. Give and/or share #GivingTuesday efforts with your friends, family, and social networks.
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Moreen Nabukwasi

Moreen Nabukwasi, is a Ugandan National and Resident : A Registered Nurse with a Certificate in Nursing and a Practicing License qualified in General Nursing, with 3years experience in the field. She has worked as a Nurse, In-charge of Nursing Department and  with Children as a Pediatric Nurse in; Jinja Referral Hospital, Light Medical Clinic Kampala and Namatala Health Centre IV. She has done Medical Record Keeping, Treatment and Drug Dispensing,diagnostic Testing, Health Education and Stock Management.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moses

Moses Musaba

Moses Musaba is a Ugandan National and a Resident. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work and Community Development from Kyambogo University. He worked as a Social Worker with Tororo General Hospital and later as a Volunteer Community Development Officer Bushiyi Sub County Lower Local Government and Bududa District Local Government for five (5) years. He is currently working as a Social Worker with WATCHDRM in Bududa District. 

Lynda Joyce Redix

Lynda Joyce Redix

My name is Lynda Joyce Redix. I am the fourth child born to Earl Redix & Dorothy (Sheffield) Redix, a Seguin native, and proud mother of four wonderful adult children; Destiny, Lori, Philip, & Tim, and four amazing grandchildren; Jesse Ruth, Brock, Paxton, & Beckham.

I have worked as an LVN for 35 plus years in the medical field consisting of medical, surgical, ER, psychiatric, geriatric, school nurse, and continue to work part-time with the Alzheimer’s population.

I am daily motivated by doing small acts of kindness, to relieve others from basic suffering and difficult times we all endure.

Clarissa Ndagire

Clarissa Ndagire

Clarissa Ndagire is the Treasurer of WATCCH. She is originally born in a Uganda. However currently resides in the United States. She has a Bachelors in Economics. She used to be the Treasurer at ABC Capital Bank of Uganda. She also served as a Money Market and foreign exchange dealer with Global Trust Bank of Uganda.

Joseph Ronald Opio

Joseph Ronald Opio

Joseph Ronald OPIO is a WATCCH Ugandan country Executive Director. He’s is Ugandan born and raised. He has a Bachelors in Information Technology and currently pursuing Masters in the same professional field.

He worked with Musana Community Development Center as a Volunteer Coordinator.

Then, worked in the High Court of Uganda as Assistant IT/Court Proceeding Recorder, currently with Ministry of Lands and Urban Development as ICT Officer/Head of Quality Assurance and Testing Team.

He rides Motorcross dirt bikes as a hobby.

Destynee Foreman

Destynee Foreman

Patricia Redix

Patricia Redix

BA from SWTSC (formerly SWTSU, currently TXSU), Speech Communication Major, SocialWork/Sociology Minor, OCS(Officer Candidate School), Retired USPS(United States Postal Service ), and Retired TXANG((Texas Army National Guard), and 7 yrs. Substitute Teacher w/SISD, active in Church Ministries, as well as Community Civic and Social Organizations. Last, but hardly least, a grateful and humbled mother, grandmother, AND great grandmother , “To God Be The Glory”.

Bonny Nangoli

Bonny Nangoli

Bonny Nangoli is a Ugandan residing in Kampala, he has worked as a Data Collector in the Ministry of Health , and worked as a Regional Leader for 2 years in Watoto Church, and also worked as a Research Assistant for Okurut and Company Advocates, he is a born again Christian and an Assistant Pastor in Prayer Altar Ministries.

He is also Uganda’s Gospel artist and song writer doing music in the local language,

Bonny is a Lawyer by profession after attaining a Bachelors degree in Law.

Joseph Mwambala

Joseph Mwambala

SKILLS
Administration and Management – Planning & Budgeting – Research & Analysis – Data Management – Contract Negotiations – Legislative Drafting – Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office – Good Communication & Presentation Skills.

INTERESTS
Legal Philosophy – Cricket – Chess – Travelling – Music.

LANGUAGES
Good command of the English Language – Native Lusoga Speaker – Near-native Luganda Speaker.

Pamela Nakagolo

Pamela Nakagolo

Pamela Nakagolo is a Ugandan National and Resident She has a Bachelors Degree in Law and has 6 years experience in Legal and General Office Administration, Customer Service Administration and Management. She worked for MTN Uganda as a Buffer Department Administrator and a Sales Administrator and also later worked in 3D Tracking as a Customer Service Manager.

DeCarmen Mitnaul