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Ways to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day off from school, when families can explore the life, legacy, and lessons of the iconic civil rights leader (and take a break from schedules a bit). But Monday is also a day on: when kids and adults are encouraged to help out in their communities and find ways to show kindness to others in gestures of service.  Continue Reading…

Pick a Cause as a Family and Give Back this Holiday Season in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

The holiday season has a magical way of producing a case of the “gimmies”. Use the holidays to teach your kids that giving is just as rewarding as receiving. We uncovered some of Des Moines’ hardest-working nonprofits who have room for donations and volunteers of all ages looking to make a difference. Decide your cause as a family and how you want to contribute. Continue Reading…

Family Volunteer Opportunities in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Volunteering as a family is an excellent way to spend time together, benefit the community and teach your children about the importance of giving to others and lending a hand. When the spirit of helping and giving moves your family this spring, check with any of these local non-profits for more information about getting involved. Continue Reading…

How Des Moines Kids & Families Can Help After a Disaster - dsm4kids.com

With the flood waters of Harvey starting to recede, people living in the Houston area and the Gulf Coast are just starting to assess the damage and full impact of the disaster.  The recovery process will take years and has been cited as one of the costliest disasters in U.S. history.  With all the media coverage that the storm received, your kids may have asked you, “Is there anything I can do to help out?” Continue Reading…

The Best Ways 4 Kids to Give Thanks This Season - dsm4kids.com

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