Looking for a way to get your kids involved in the community? Try baking some muffins with them and invite the rest of your town to join you! My kids and I started a Muffin Drive to support our local soup kitchen. We used social media, word of mouth and flyers to get the community involved. We asked parents to bake some muffins with their kids and bring them to a central location (many thanks to Hannaford!) to drop them off. We set up a drop off time and then drove the muffins over to the soup kitchen to be served the next morning during breakfast. Our goal was 350 muffins and our community outdid themselves! We delivered 782 muffins to our local soup kitchen! My kids were so excited when they were adding them up!
Service projects during the summer are a good way to remind your children about the good they can do in their community… and it was a fun to get others involved! Here is a sample of the note we sent out… we hope you will consider following in our footsteps!
“Please join me and my kids in our first annual “Muffin Drive” to support the Preble Street Soup Kitchen!
Our goal is to provide 350 fresh muffins made by kids and their families to be served with the breakfast that is provided by the Soup Kitchen!
The drop off date is Wednesday, July 13th from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Hannaford, located at Hannaford Drive in Scarborough, ME. We will collect the muffins and deliver them to the Soup Kitchen that night to be served the next morning.
Please send your muffins in a disposable, covered container.
Thank you for your support and have fun baking for a great cause!
Maria, Ryan and Nick Connolly
**** feel free to invite others!!!”