Parents and kids are invited to the Hebrew National Better-Than-A-Picnic Picnic in Raleigh at Moore Square on Friday, June 11 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This is part of the picnics with a purpose events and there are a couple service projects associated with the picnic. I am thinking that the first day of summer break will involve a free hot dog lunch for my kids! Now it's time to gather up some new boxes of crayons (that I purchased for 5 cents last fall!) and see if there are any new coloring books in the gift closet to donate. Hope to see you there! FYI - I won't be the one riding the mechanical bull. :-)
Here is some more info from the Facebook page and sponsor pages about the event:
"FREE Hebrew National Beef Franks will be given to park visitors, and there will be entertainment and activities for the entire family. There will be LOTS to do and enjoy -- music, giant puzzles, a mechanical bull and other activites for kids and families, too!
1) In-kind diaper donation drive to benefit local Help A Mother Out organizations. Please bring diapers with you to donate at the Picnic!
2) "Sibling Kits" to donate to local hospitals Wake Med Children's and Duke/UNC Children's
We will decorate canvas bags and write a note of support to put inside. Then we will fill the bags with appropriate toys and activities. The siblings of hospitalized children rarely receive activity kits of this type while they wait at the hospital and we've determined an unmet need is taking a little extra care of the other kids in the families, too. We are very excited about this project.
There is an opportunity to make in-kind donations for the sibling kit project, as well.
Suggested items to donate for sibling kits for children's hospitals:
paint by number kit
activity books (like word find, connect the dot, etc.)
plain drawing paper
notepad and stamper