Every year around the holidays, many readers ask about ways they can volunteer with their children. It's not as easy as you might think. Many charitable organizations have age minimums for their hands-on projects, and even when you do find family-friendly volunteering opportunities, they often book up weeks in advance. But local food pantries and shelters are always in need at this time of year, and you can go through your own kitchen cabinet or closet, or shop your local supermarket, to collect a few extra items for families in need.
With Thanksgiving coming up this month, we wanted to highlight some great ways Hamptons kids and their parents can help those in need. While kids may not be able to work in a soup kitchen, they can certainly help the homeless and hungry in other meaningful ways. Here are some family-friendly ways to put the "giving" in your Thanksgiving.