We are doing our 10 days of Thankful series in countdown to Thanksgiving and with a thankful and grateful heart in mind wanted to share a few ways you can volunteer and give back to our community this holiday season.
A local food charity that feels the hungry 52 weeks out of the year (not just during the Holidays) and can always use a food donation! If you can’t stop by and drop off food they also take PayPal donations!
Be an angel and gift a child with something off of their holiday wishlist that otherwise might have very little under their tree. Grab a wishlist off of an angel tree and make the Christmas morning of children in our area!
The holidays can be a rough time of year for some people and The World Needs More Love Letters sends out letters of encouragement to people that need a boost, are going through a difficult transition, or may feel extra alone. This is an easy way to donate your time and make an impact on a stranger.
Participate in a canned food drive
You know that cart at the grocery store collecting food? Just say yes, even a few cans can make a small impact.
Donate your clothes
Warm coats warm hearts drive collects your winter coats and distributes them to those in need. As the temperatures are dropping early this year do a quick scan through your closet and see if there’s a coat or two you may no longer need that could benefit someone greatly!
Love on some animals
Your furry friends need love too. Animal shelters are always in need of extra food! And if you can’t take an animal home you can at least love on one for a few hours!
Help a neighbor
This may not count as “volunteering” sometimes your next door neighbor might just need a little help. Even taking the trashcan to the road for an elderly neighbor or seeing if they need help decorating their tree can change someones day.
Pay it forward
Pay for the person behind you in the drive through. If you’ve ever had this done for you it REALLY makes your day and who knows what kind of love and goodness can be sparked from a free cup of coffee!