Easy Ways to Give Back During the Giving Season

Give back to your local community this season by checking out these tips.

‘Tis the season for giving back to those in need, especially in your local area. While giving back should be a priority year-round, the holidays offer plenty of opportunities to get involved, from helping the homeless to advocating for animals. While you’re decking your halls and trimming the tree, perhaps there’s a little something you can do to give back to your local community.

Donate gently used items to an animal sanctuary. Animal rescues can always take second-hand items, from pet toys to blankets. Even better, pick up a couple of pet food tins the next time you are grocery shopping and drop them off at your local pet shelter.

Buy presents to donate to toys for tots. Not every child will receive a present this year. Get your children involved and let them pick up a couple of toys to send off to kids in need. There’s nothing quite like giving toys to children during the holidays!

Send a letter to a soldier. Our soldiers do so much to keep us safe, which typically means extended stays away from their loved ones. Write them a letter thanking them for their sacrifice and let them know that their service is appreciated.

Collect food for your local food bank. Food banks often have greater demand than product and the holidays is an especially busy time for them. Pick up a couple of staple items, such as pasta, beans, legume, and nuts to donate to your food bank. Consider hosting or arranging a food drive at your place of work or neighborhood to help replenish their shelves in time for the holidays.

Pay it forward. Pay for someone behind you on the toll road or visit your local Walmart to see what they have on layaway. It doesn’t have to be big, just a little something to make someone’s day a bit easier.

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