#LeeGoodDeed: Life of Dad


‘Tis the season for holiday cheer. But the holidays are not only about presents and last-minute sales. Holidays are also a great opportunity to take some time to think about 2014 and your impact on the world around you.

One great way to truly celebrate this special time of year is to serve those around you. Even just a little volunteer time, a few canned goods or donating a coat or toy can really make the day of someone in need.

We used this true holiday cheer as our inspiration in our latest partnership with Life of Dad, the blogging capital of the daddy world. This social network has more than 150 amazing writers sharing their own take on parenting. We encouraged eight of these generous fathers to get out of their homes and spend time with their children serving those in need.

We sent each dad a new pair of our Modern Series denim with a #LeeGoodDeed card outlining three ideas for ways to give back. It has been a heartwarming  journey to follow these dads and their families being so generous with their time and contributions in their community.

Jeff — dad from Out with the Kids — took it upon himself to feed several families in his area this holiday season. After delivering an abundance of non-perishable food to the Chester County Food Bank in his new Tomcat Grey Modern Series jeans, he went one step further by preparing and delivering a homemade chicken casserole to a women’s homeless shelter in Philadelphia the same week.

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Carl — dad from Big Cheese Dad — went above and beyond and selected two deeds to complete from the #LeeGoodDeed suggestion card. He and his family partnered with Holiday of Hope to give presents and groceries to needy members of their surrounding communities. He and his daughter personally shopped for the gifts and made personalized nametags for each of the donations. His family also saw a need when one of his close friends had surgery and needed help making meals for their family while he is unable to cook. Carl and his three youngest children made a homemade Shepherd’s Pie for the family — and even sang a few Christmas songs!

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Beau — dad from LunchBox Dad — brought his full family together to participate in his community’s annual Tow Truck Toy Run, a toy donation partnership between Compassion Network and Bridges Community Church. The event includes a full breakfast, silent auction, a tow truck parade and more than 600 donated toys. Beau even included five tips for successfully volunteering as a family, including donning his new Active Comfort Denim to help him stay on the move.

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Feeling inspired? Here are each of the prompts we sent to our friends at Life of Dad to encourage their generosity. Try a few for yourself this season!

  • Feed the Hungry: Volunteer time at a local food bank or soup kitchen; call a local church and get the names of two families in need and buy them a turkey for their holiday meals
  • Warm the Cold: Gather 10 warm jackets to donate to those in need.
  • Serve your Neighbors: Bake casseroles for new parents, someone with a family member in the hospital or elderly neighbors
  • Give a Vacation: Surprise a friend or family member by taking their kids for a day, giving that couple a day for themselves
  • Lend a Hand: Help an elderly neighbor by raking leaves, shoveling snow or doing a house repair

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