Volunteer Appreciation Gifts
Volunteers are a dying breed. In the go-go-go that is the daily life of most people, most of us are not volunteering off any of our free time. But those individuals that are, greatly deserve some recognition for their generosity and devotion.
We are very fortunate in having found a wonderful church to attend. For a smaller organization they provide so many opportunities for our us and our children to learn. One thing that has recently started is a young families meeting. We gather as families to enjoy a potluck dinner that everyone provides for. Then the parents attend a meeting where we watch a video and have a discussion.
We have a rowdy group of energetic kiddos and without the volunteers that come to watch them, we would never get to enjoy the video and discussion. Once a month, those fabulous volunteers come on their Saturday evening to help us out. We felt that they definitely deserve a little extra gratitude. These are also perfect for school classroom volunteers - Homeroom moms and their helpers.
We're TJ Maxx fans, so this is where we headed first. Browsing their selections ended up producing these awesome mason jar hand soaps. They looked and smelled great and there were just enough on the shelf to snatch them up. At $4 each, they were pretty inexpensive. For a larger group of volunteers, or if that really isn't in your budget, stores like Jo Ann Fabrics have $1 soap and lotions in various scents that you could go with as well.
Once we had our soaps, we then grabbed some cute scrapbook paper (construction paper would work too!) and traced a cute (and eager to help) 3 year old's hand to make a little folding card, tied it up with some leftover twine (yarn, ribbon, string, anything would work), and gifted them to our amazing volunteers. Thanks again to all those who help out!