City Dads Groups around the country will raise a glass June 16 to toast fathers everywhere as members from many of our groups gather for a pre-Father's Day celebration of all things parenting in the paternal style. Sixteen City Dads Groups chapters have scheduled Fathers Eve 2018 events, from simple food-and-drink meetups at local hangouts to paintball matches to a fatherhood-theme "gladiator games" competition. Each event culminates with a toast to fatherhood at 8 p.m. local time. Fathers Eve, now in its seventh year, is the brainchild of Twin Cities Dads Group co-organizer John … [Read more...]
Pediatric cancer is in the sights of City Dads Group this June as we team with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to raise money to help find a cure. City Dads Group chapters in a dozen cities from coast-to-coast will set up stands between June 2 and 10 to sell lemonade and take donations to go to the national nonprofit's work funding research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Details, including times and locations for each group's event this year, will be made available on the City Dads Group’s ALSF fundraising page or on the group's Meetup page (see … [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.
DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Huggies®. Several members of our Boston Dads Group recently joined forces with with Huggies and its No Baby Unhugged program to help create care packages of children’s winter clothing, diapers and wipes to aid families struggling to meet the basic needs of their children. Keeping a young child clean, dry and healthy -- especially in the cold of a New England winter -- is a challenge for any parent. A recent Diaper Need and Its Impact on U.S. Families study by the National Diaper Bank Network and its founding sponsor, Huggies, found that one in three … [Read more...]
Two great New England state capitals now have another thing in common -- a City Dads Group. The Boston Dads Group, one of the first created when City Dads Group went national in 2014, in recent months has widened its reach about 50 miles south to neighboring Rhode Island where fathers living in and around Providence can benefit from its camaraderie and resources. The expansion started when Michael Malkoff, who had been an active member of our Chicago Dads Group, relocated with his family to Providence earlier this year. "When my wife, Shawna, and I decided to move to Rhode Island for … [Read more...]