“The Littlest Volunteers” Operation Backpack
Bring your children to hear a read aloud of “The Littlest Volunteers” written by members of The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills. This book is a fun and interactive way to introduce children to volunteerism. The benefits of volunteering include: building self-confidence, teaching responsibility and appreciating one’s community. The Littlest Volunteers reinforces many important values including compassion, empathy and generosity as children follow the exciting adventure of Annie and her friends. They learn that they too can make a difference: “You have a big heart, and that’s a great start!”
JLLI has purchased the full supply list for 9 Long Island children – 5 children from Nassau County, and 4 from Suffolk County. After the read aloud the children will help sort and pack the supplies into a brand new backpack to help a child in need be prepared to have a successful first day of school.
NOTE: We are trying out “The Littlest Volunteers” with our own children first, and this will not count for DIAD credit.