Since I advocate the importance of teaching kids to give back to their communities by volunteering, I am honored and proud to share that my husband, four teenagers and I have been named Friendship Circle of Los Angeles Family of the Year.
|Our official FCLA Family of the Year Award Portrait|
Our family's volunteer experience and commitment to life-long service is definitely multi-generational. Both my husband and I were raised in homes that were deeply involved in assisting others in need and both of us began volunteering when we were young kids. So, when we became parents ourselves, it was only natural for us to pass that love of helping others on to our four -- triplets plus one more born within a year -- who all began volunteering with us when they were just toddlers.
Non profit Friendship Circle of Los Angeles (FCLA) is a unique organization that is equally fulfilling for those special needs children served as well as for the huge corp of teenage volunteers who cumulatively donated many thousands of hours of time during the 2012-2013 school year. In fact this year's FCLA 's Annual Evening of Recognition spotlights 392 teen boy and girl volunteers -- including my own children -- from dozens of schools in the L.A. area.
|My 4 kids with some of the other volunteers|
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