With the holidays just around the corner, I wanted to share five ways to give back for today’s Five on Friday post. It’s easy to get lost in the chaos of the holidays season and forget the true meaning of the season – giving and community. Whether you choose to donate monetarily or donate your time this holiday season, giving back to your community will have a powerful impact! Here are a few ways to give back this holiday season. I hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
ways to give back this holiday season
- VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME | You don’t always have to spend money in order to give back. The gift of your time can be just as valuable! Research your area and figure out the best place for you to volunteer. There are many opportunities to volunteer at places like food banks and soup kitchens as well as local organizations. The past few years Nick and I have worked with our local police station to wrap and deliver gifts and a Christmas meal to those in need. There is nothing better than the feeling of giving back, especially during the holiday season.
- VISIT A NURSING HOME | Often times families aren’t able to visit their family members who live in nursing homes often, so call one of your local nursing homes to schedule a visit. Bring cards & colorful decor to help brighten their day. You never know the conversations you will strike up while you’re there!
- ADOPT A CHILD OR FAMILY | There are many organizations that allow you to sponsor a child or a family for the holiday season. Salvation Army had their stockings at many locations in our area to help spread the word about adopting a child. We always have a great time shopping for children of different ages.
- DONATE TO THE ANIMAL SHELTERS | You can’t forget the puppies and kitties this holiday season! If you have extra unopened food, blankets, or towels donate them to your local shelter or humane society so they can go to animals in need! Many of the shelters need volunteers as well, so be sure to inquire about that if that’s something you’re interested in!
- TAKE FOOD TO THOSE WHO WORK HOLIDAYS | Those who work at places like police stations, fire departments, and hospitals often work long hours and don’t get to spend the holidays with their loved ones. If you’re making holiday treats this year make an extra batch to take to those who keep you safe! I promise they will appreciate it more than you know!