Volunteering in Duluth is SO MUCH FUN, especially on the United Way’s Day of Caring.
Today we joined over 300 people across the Greater Duluth area to help local non-profits. Daley, Finley and I volunteered to pick up trash along the North Shore Scenic Railroad track to beautify the Lakewalk and prevent contaminants from entering Lake Superior.
How did we decide on this project out of the dozens of other great projects?
We were transported to our work area by the train and got to walk on the tracks, which is usually prohibited.
Can you imagine how thrilled the kids were by this?!
We collected garbage and found treasures (i.e., trash that is interesting to kids) such as rocks, a nickel, binoculars, a lone sock, and a railroad spike.
Finley reported to another volunteer at the free pizza party afterwards that she found a diamond.
I didn’t see this gem, but she did collect many sparkly, white rocks lining the tracks.
Thanks United Way and North Shore Scenic Railroad for making it so easy and fun for families to give back to our beloved community.
Lastly, a shout out to Joe, the train employee who answered every one of the kids’ questions, shared interesting facts, and helped them safely flatten a penny on the tracks.
You may also enjoy reading about our 2014 Day of Caring in which we helped prepare for the Rhubarb Festival, an event that helps fight homelessness in Duluth.
Mark your calendars for the end of June to participate in the United Way’s Day of Caring. It’s an event worth spending with your kids.
Have you participated in the Day of Caring? If so, share your experiences in the comment box below. Thanks!