can do

What YOU Can Do!

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You can dream, you can write, you can learn, you can teach, you can brighten someone's day... but what else can YOU do to make a difference?

Many young Can Do! Visitors have written to ask me exactly that. They want to know how they can join in and be part of Can Do! and Can Do!'s efforts. My answer is that there are many "Can Do!" ways you CAN make a difference in your own community... wherever you are.

Can Do! is dedicated to inspiring a "can-do" attitude and approach to life in everyone... no matter what their challenges... so that EVERYONE will be able to truly believe that "anything is possible".

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One way YOU can make a Can Do! difference is by volunteering in your community... whether the community is your school, your town, your state, your country, or the world.

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Ways you can make a difference:

  • Be a tutor or mentor to a younger student.

  • Donate some of your spare time during school to help out teachers with younger students.

  • Help organize a class or school-wide food drive, warm clothing drive, or bottle drive to donate to local charities.

  • Volunteer to work at your local soup kitchen with your family, scout group, or class.

  • Visit a senior citizen in a nursing home once a week, or even once a month. Be sure to take some paper, pencils, crayons or markers along so you can create some artwork while you're there - I'll bet they'd love to have some of your original artwork to brighten up their rooms!

  • Help lead a class or school-wide fund raiser for a charity that is important to you.

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Art by Peter H. Reynolds, Copyright © 1997-2013, Peter H. Reynolds. All rights reserved.