For many years my family was involved with assisting neighbors and friends. We contributed our time and talent, both on a personal level and through various service organizations. It has always been my firm belief that one should give back to their community. This was instilled into me as a young child, and I tried to instill the same into my children. My hope is that young families together with their children reading this book are encouraged to participate in community service or plan together as a family to help out a neighbor in need. What better way is there to bond as a family than by helping others?