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Touch Other’s Hearts by Going Through Their Stomachs!

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Summer-of-Service-Challenge_Week-7_Share-a-Tasty-Treat 10 Delicious Ways to Make a Difference This Week

Service doesn't have to be bland or boring! Spice it up. Sweeten the pot. Make it delicious. Think of people that need a little love and touch their heart by going through their stomach during this week's Summer of Service Challenge, sponsored by Campbell's. How? By making and sharing a tasty treat, including one or more of the 10 ideas listed below!

For more ideas, join us for a great Girl's Night Out (#gno) on Twitter this Tuesday night. And, please share a comment on this post with other ways to serve others by sharing a tasty treat.

  1. Make some baked goods—cupcakes, cookies, bread, muffins, etc.—and take them to a neighbor.
  2. Take a meal to someone in your community that is sick or needs a night off from kitchen duty.
  3. Spend one-on-one time with your children by having a cooking class with them to prepare dinner for the family! For a special treat, do a craft activity beforehand to make paper chef's hats.
  4. Have a family activity where you make a tasty treat together, such as suckers, decorated sugar cookies, chocolate-dipped strawberries and pretzels, etc.
  5. Have a couple's night in! Invite your closest friends over with their significant others for a fondue party. Play the newlywed game no matter how long everyone has been in their relationship.
  6. As a family, choose another family that needs some love or an act of kindness/service. Drop off an anonymous treat on their doorstep with a nice card telling them how much you love them.
  7. Organize a girl's night out with your closest girlfriends and have a progressive dinner where you rotate houses during the meal, starting with appetizers, moving on to salad, heading to the main course, and ending somewhere else for the dessert.
  8. Treat your spouse or close friend to a dinner at his or her favorite restaurant!
  9. Make your family's favorite meal and decorate the table special just for them. Devote the evening to family time by turning off phones, TV, etc.
  10. Make your children's favorite cookies, making a different batch once a week until you've made all of their favorites. Don't forget to include your favorite as well!

Campbells_Logo How Will You Give to Others This Week?

  • What other ideas do you have for sharing a tasty treat?
  • How has touching other's hearts by going through their stomach made a meaningful difference this week for you? For others?

How Else Can You Make a Difference This Summer?

Make a meaningful difference this summer by taking the Summer of Service (SOS) Challenge. Here's how you can participate:

  • Commit to do one act of kindness/service based on the week's challenge.
  • Leave a comment with ideas relating to the week's challenge as well as your experience(s) performing it.
  • Grab the SOS button in the sidebar and put it on your blog or social networking site.
  • Enter to win each week's giveaway. Check out this week's prizes from Campbell's.
  • Join #gno this Tuesday on Twitter to connect with other Mom It Forward moms about the challenge.
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An active part of the Mom It Forward team, Jyl primarily writes about parenting, social good, and all things travel related. In a past life, Jyl was an award-winning copywriter and designer of corporate training programs for Fortune 100 companies. Offline, Jyl is married to @TroyPattee; a mom to two teen boys and a beagle named #Hashtag; loves large amounts of cheese, dancing, and traveling; and lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Topping her bucket list is the goal to visit 50 countries by the time she's 50.


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