3 Tips for Giving this Holiday Season

The holiday season is finally here!


With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to begin the hustle and bustle. However, it’s important to take a step back and realize the reason for the season. Giving your time and talent can have a significant impact on someone’s holiday. Here are a few tips to get you started.


Volunteer Your Time

Giving doesn’t have to involve money or gifts. You can offer your time and really make an impact this season. The holidays tend to be a busy season for shelters, religious communities, and non-profit programs. Most places are always willing to accept an extra pair of hands to help get the job done. Whether it’s serving meals, wrapping gifts, distributing warm clothing, or something else there’s a lot of work to be done in every community.


If you’re not sure where to start, visit https://www.volunteermatch.org/ to find something in your zip code. Volunteering your time can also mean helping a neighbor or friend. Offer to walk their dog if they’re working overtime. Help them transport their kids to and from their weekly activities. Or just invite them over for a cup of coffee. Most people will greatly appreciate your gesture.


Cook Up Something Extra

Doing some holiday baking? Double your recipe! You can bring it along to work, or any other community gathers you might be involved in (we’re talking endless holiday parties!). Almost everyone enjoys a homemade baked good, not to mention you’ll get the credit when someone raves about your cookies!


The cold season makes it a little harder for some to make their grocery trips. Consider cooking a homemade meal for someone in your community. Some aging individuals struggle to leave their house safely in the winter; this is your chance to stop by with homemade soup or any other soul-warming meal. This action goes a lot farther than you might suspect!


Do Some Good

While the holiday season might become overwhelmed with gifts, shopping, and deals it’s important to remember that people make the season. Now’s your time to donate, whether it’s monetarily or in the form of your talents, this is the time to spread the love and support.


With surrounding cheer, it can be hard to remember that some families have it a little harder each year. Consider helping a family in need in your community. Donating gifts to children, providing meals and even giving away warm clothing can be an excellent place to start. While it’s essential to build a community, don’t leave your friends and family out in the cold!


Invite them, reach out to far away family members, and continue to send them love over the season. Besides, these are the people who make life worth living.


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