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Giving Thanks: 6 Thanksgiving Traditions to Start this Year

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Volunteer with Your Family

Give back with your family for Thanksgiving. There are plenty of Turkey Day volunteering opportunities available for kids 9 and up, including working at a soup kitchen, visiting or bringing goodies to a pediatric unit in the hospital, organizing food for a food bank or visiting with patients in an assisted living home. By focusing first on service to others, it can entirely change the spirit of your Thanksgiving dinner. Just make sure you arrange for volunteer opportunities a few weeks in advance—it's a popular way to spend the holiday, so you'll want to prep and make sure there are opportunities available.