How To Help Your Community During The Holidays

By Guest Writer Stephanie Haywood,

During the holiday season, most people get together with their loved ones to spend time with good food and gifts, but not everyone is so fortunate. Many people don’t have family nearby, or they have suffered through circumstances throughout the year that have left them without a job or a home. When this time of year rolls around, it’s easy to get caught up in busy schedules and long shopping lists, but if you can make a point to think of the people in your community, you’ll be able to help those who are less fortunate. Here are a few ideas on how you can help others this holiday season.

Collection Options

25 Tips and Ideas for Planning a Successful Food Drive

4 Ways Your Child Can Help Feed the Hungry in Your Community

Connect with Your Local Toys for Tots Program

How to Organize a Clothing Drive

Donations

Donate to Volunteers of America


Holiday Help for Military Families

Make a Donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children

Donate a Holiday Honor Gift to the ASPCA

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer with The Salvation Army

Volunteer with The United Way in Your City

Volunteer at a Food Bank During the Holidays

Helping to End Homelessness

Other Ways to Help

Donate Your Gift-Wrapping Skills to Charity

14 Winter Fundraising Ideas


How to Use Your Coupon Skills to Help Others

Purchase Items for Those in Need Through Rakuten (and Save While You Do It)

Giving back to your community doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. You can donate anything, whether it’s your time or energy. For example, you can look for a coat drive, or see if nearby shelters or churches need volunteers to help serve food during the holidays. You can even ask your friends, family, and fellow neighbors to join you. The more manpower you have, the more good work you can do for the people around you.

 

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