The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

December 21, 2021

While we can get caught up giving to loved ones, it's important to remember the gift of giving to those that need it most. It's never too early to get children involved in charity and build a concern for the well-being of others. Here are three ideas for community service projects this time of year.

1. Adopt of Family

Many organizations like the Salvation Army and local homeless and domestic violence shelters have programs that allow you to donate specific items to a particular family in need. Often larger families aren't "adopted" but if you reach out to friends and family, a small contribution from each can add up to make a big difference and make it possible then taking it on alone. Generally this happens earlier in the month with deadlines but you can still reach out if they need anything else to fill in or bookmark early for next year. 

2. Identify a Charity

You would be surprised the different charities locally and nationally there are that need help. It can be anything from pets in need of a home, fighting hunger, homelessness, to a need for humanitarian aid or even arts. Go to Great Nonprofits to find local charities and reach out how you can help whether it's gathering resources or volunteering time.

3. Organize a Drive or Community Service Project

Many local shelters will take new and gently used donations. Reach out to neighbors and friends, let them know you are collecting donations. Give them the list and charity you are raising for and ask them to contribute. Winter time is a popular time for a coat drive. You can also reach out or check their website for things they often need like personal hygiene products, socks, and hats.  




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