Fostering compassion and social responsibility via community service projects geared toward tots.
We strive to nurture mindful, kind, and compassionate children by exposing them to social issues and engaging them in community service projects at a young age. Good SamariTots aims to make volunteering habitual to foster life-long consideration of others. In addition, we want to demonstrate that young kids can be change-makers in their communities.
Good SamariTots provides meetings during which families can participate in kid-friendly service projects. Meetings include story time, featuring preschool-friendly books that address different social issues, so children can learn about who they will be helping and why. Families then complete a tot-friendly service project benefiting various organizations in need. Service projects include making toys and treats for sheltered animals, assembling care packages for homeless shelters and deployed soldiers, making treat bags for foster youth during the holidays, and so much more!
What started with 1 group of 10 children in 2017, has grown to include 7 chapters and over 200 children regularly attending meetings and serving their communities. We are working toward having a stronger national presence in the coming years.