The holidays are a time to relax, enjoy some time off, and most importantly, spend time with family and friends. We all look forward to this time of year, not just for the extra leisure time, but also because of the warm feelings that come with it. But the holidays are also a time to remember those who may not be as fortunate as we are, and take the proper steps to help out those who may need a boost in order to feel some holiday cheer. Here are four great ways you can spread the love this season.
(Canned) Food Drive
Hosting a food drive at your school or workplace is a great way to help out. The fight against hunger is a year round initiative, so just because you can’t hold one this season doesn’t mean it isn’t an option at any other time of the year! Food drives make for a fun and simple way to give back to the community during the holidays.
Do you have old shirts, pants, jackets, gloves, hats, or any other miscellaneous piece of clothing that you’re not into anymore? Why not pack it all up and take it to the nearest homeless shelter or other second-hand clothes donation spot.
It’s a simple and fast way to give back. Because blood cannot currently be manufactured, donors play a crucial role in the care and improvement of patient conditions worldwide. According to the American Red Cross, “The need [for blood] is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply.”
This is a great way to improve yourself while simultaneously improving the world around you. Whether it’s at a soup kitchen, food bank, homeless shelter, or even your local humane society, volunteers are always a necessity and appreciated by any organization. Need more reasons to take up a volunteer project? Check out these 10 reasons to volunteer.
Giving back is a year-round project, but is especially important during the holidays. Helping the community during this time of year improves our sense of self-worth, and creates a positive energy in the community. If you’re looking for a fun and simple way to help out but not sure you and your team have the time, check out how we help organizations in communities just like yours.