As we come together with family and friends during the holidays, we need to consider making a difference in another family’s life to make their holiday memorable. So, as we narrow down our wish list, let’s make a volunteer wish list that has every possible way to help others in need. Here’s more on how families can make a difference this holiday season.
Things like food and clothing add up a lot, especially when it gets colder outside. So, one thing to do for people in need is to donate items to keep them warm and their bellies full. If you have extra food you don’t need or want, donate it to a local food pantry for others to enjoy.
Additionally, if you have old clothing or furniture sitting around, donate the items to charity. Unfortunately, many families go without the necessary things to keep them warm at night and something to sit down on after a hard day of working.
Help Your Neighbors
If you have elderly neighbors, consider shoveling their sidewalks, or if they live alone, invite them over for a big dinner with friends and family. They’ll especially appreciate the gesture if they no longer have relatives around.
Also, ask your neighbors if they need help with other tasks, such as babysitting, running errands, or if they just want someone to get a cup of coffee with and chat for a while.
Deliver an Act of Kindness
No matter where you venture to this holiday season, it always pays to deliver an act of kindness to a random stranger, even if it’s an old friend you haven’t seen for years. So, while you’re out for dinner one night, or happen to be at a drive-thru, consider paying for the car behind you.
Also, you can go out and buy a pizza and deliver it to a homeless shelter, so others have something to keep them full. Deliver from the goodness of your heart; that’s where the best acts of kindness originate.
These are our tips on how families can make a difference this holiday season and provide each act or completed task with passion and kindness. When it comes to giving back during the holidays, you’re going to enjoy seeing many families’ faces light up at the joy of having a holiday filled with caring neighbors, friends, and family members.
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