We've tried to make serving others a family focus this school year. The Loving Sunnyside initiative seemed like a good chance to put that into practice. 10 houses were picked by the initiative to receive a new coat of paint, and the 200+ people who showed up to help were divided and sent out to paint. We got two coats of paint done on our house in about 4 hours, with snack and a lunch break.
I was a little worried about bring our kids with us, but truthfully I think they were at least as careful as all the high school kids who also came to help.