There's never enough time to bond with your daughter, and that becomes truer and truer the older she gets. But with spring break coming up, her schedule just might be wide open, making this an ideal moment to plan some quality time. Our recommendation? Volunteer together.
Volunteering is a free and simple way to shake up your day-to-day routine and create a memorable experience. One brand that's all about fostering positive values like volunteering and philanthropy in girls is the tween clothing brand Justice.
We teamed up with Justice, whose mission is "Live Justice," to find five volunteer opportunities that allow girls to live out its mission-based values this spring break, and then we paired each activity with a piece from Justice's spring collection. From tending gardens to visiting nursing homes, our list has something you and your daughter will love.
Garden at a Local Park
If you want to get creative outdoors, see if your local park has any gardening opportunities or other beautification projects for volunteers. Cities like Sacramento, California, and New Orleans, Louisiana, offer gardening opportunities like weeding, mulching and trimming in city parks, where kids can work hard, get dirty and feel proud.
What to wear: Ombre Denim Jacket, $39.90
Serve Lunch at a Food Bank
In the U.S., more than 1 in 6 people face hunger, and more than 1 in 5 children are at risk of hunger. Volunteering at your local food bank or a national organization like St. Mary’s helps kids understand their good fortune and feel like they’re not only spreading positivity but also providing real solutions.
What to wear: Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti Tee, $19.90
Become Running Coaches
Does your daughter love to run? Volunteer as a coach or running buddy with Girls on the Run, an organization Justice has partnered with. You two can get active while improving the lives of other girls.
What to wear: Printed Lattice High-Waist Crop Leggings, $22.90
Visit a Nursing Home
Make plans to visit a nearby nursing home. Whether you're there to chat with residents, do an activity together or assist staff, it’s a great way for your daughter to connect with an older generation and help the local community.
What to wear: Positive Message Cold Shoulder Top, $22.90