The holiday season is one of the most giving times of the year. It’s the time of year that we embrace our role in our communities and reach out to help those in need—to let them know they are not forgotten.
There are sure to be many pre and day-of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas dinners and events for those in need. These events often serve hundreds of community members needing volunteers to plan, gather gifts and donations, prepare food the week before, and cook, serve and clean up the day before.
The need for donations are many and you don’t have to give much to have an impact—as every dollar adds up. Beyond money, you can also donate:
- Old electronics
- Office supplies
- Home supplies
- Gift cards
- Regifted items
- And more!
Reaching Out To Others
Now is also the time of year to reach out to friends and family you don’t talk with often, elderly neighbors and community members, recently widowed or divorced friends and acquaintances—and invite them for the holiday. Don’t forget anyone who is new to your community who might not have anywhere to go. You can even put together thoughtful gifts to pass out to the local homeless community, such as food, hygiene items, blankets, shoes, and clothing.
In addition to giving back this holiday season look for ways to give back all year round.