Darren W. Carter received his birthday wish and then some, and so did some children in need. Carter, an organizer with our Cleveland Dads Group, asked friends and followers on Facebook in December to donate a backpack or duffel bag filled with clothes, toiletries or personal supplies to him in lieu of presents last month. His goal: collect 48 bags with gear to donate to a foster care organization to mark his 48th birthday. Here's why: Carter and his wife, Theresa, have been working with the local chapter of the national nonprofit Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of … [Read more...]
With the holiday giving season still fresh in everyone's memories, City Dads Group proudly presents this short video recapping the great work our members in a dozen U.S. cities did this past Giving Tuesday with the help of our partner, Plum Organics. Plum Organics, the nation’s leading organic baby food brand, donated more than 41,000 pouches of their tasty meals to help children in need through organizations 12 chapters selected. Our dads in those chapters pitched in to unpack, sort and resort those pouches for distribution, and performed other service work such as sorting clothes, … [Read more...]
DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Huggies®. As busy as raising 4-year-old twin boys gets, I still try to squeeze in time to make sure they are growing up to be men my wife and I can be proud of. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to have our Las Vegas Dads Group help fight diaper need and have my twins assist in the effort. The boys and I, along with my brothers in the Vegas Dads Group, spent a week collecting diaper donations from neighbors, friends, and family before a few of us met up at the Las Vegas Diaper Bank. There, we spent the evening creating diaper packs that the … [Read more...]
Five bloggers will be able to attend the annual Dad 2.0 Summit in 2018 without breaking the bank, thanks to a generous donation by City Dads Group. The national fatherhood support network recently gave $2,500 to the conference's Oren Miller Scholarship Fund. The fund offers free admission tickets and $500 stipends to offset travel and lodging costs to randomly selected applicants. ** Apply here by Dec. 1 for Dad 2.018 scholarship ** "Dad 2.0 is the place we meet the guys who organize our groups, write for our blogs, and participate in our influencer campaigns," City Dads Group co-founder … [Read more...]
City Dads Group and Plum Organics® will again work together to help nourish children and assist families in need on Giving Tuesday, an international day of helping others that follows Thanksgiving. On Nov. 28, City Dads in 12 U.S. metropolitan areas will help pack and distribute food donated by Plum Organics, the nation’s leading organic baby food brand. Plum Organics last year for Giving Tuesday donated more than 24,000 meals to charitable organizations chosen by our chapters in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and the Minneapolis/St. Paul.