Preparation for Activity
- Choose a shelter for homeless families or another agency that serves children.
- Contact the agency and ascertain what their needs are for the children.
- Choose a project to start with participants and their families. If you wish participants to have direct contact with the agency's clients, check with the agency about any age restrictions they have for volunteers.
Description of Activity
This activity invites participants to think about children who do not have a say about where they live or what personal belongings they can have. Explain that they will help other children who do not have homes by providing a special party (or making sure the children get a special toy or game). Consider a pizza party, a game night, or a craft night that can be organized and attended by session participants and their families. Consider a gently used toy collection at your congregation and ask participants and their families to deliver the toys to the agency.
Including All Participants
Choose an activity that is accessible for all participants, their families, and (if applicable) agency clients. If the project requires a gathering outside of regular group meeting times, arrange carpooling so anyone wishing to participate has transportation.