The holidays are in full swing and amidst the hustle and bustle of our lives it’s nice to stop for a moment and give back to our communities, especially during a time that can be more stressful for families in need.
Here’s a few easy ways you can help out this season. Sometimes all it takes is one small effort to make a big difference in someone’s holiday.
+ Buy a Meal, Give a Meal
Many grocery stores and food retailers are running programs where you can easily add a meal at check-out, ranging from $5-$10. Consider this as you do your holiday meal shopping.
+ Food Bank Donation
Most food banks are set up for online donations, making giving back a breeze!
Clean out a few items from your kiddos toy box and donate to a local shelter or non-profit, making the holiday a little brighter for another child.
+ Care Packages for the Houseless
Grab a handful of essentials (warm socks, toiletries, water, a snack) and keep a few packages on hand to give out on your daily commute. Chances are you will pass a few houseless neighbors on your drive who could really use these items.
+ Donate Your Miles
Have a bunch of air miles you may not use? Consider donating them to an organization like Make a Wish. Your miles can help give a child with terminal illness the trip of their dreams. https://wish.org/travel
+ Wrap Gifts
Volunteer a couple hours of your time to help wrap gifts for foster children. A quick Google search in your area should provide you with a few options and locations.