The Holidays are always the best time to spend time with the family and show them how much you care. While the holidays are a joyous occasion, that isn’t the case for everyone.Unfortunately, many do not have the resources to partake in these gift-giving festivities. But this season you can change that by spreading the spirit of giving this season! There are many ways to give back to your community and help make the world better.
Giving back tends to be stressful with all the many options we have. From the different types of charities, to where to volunteer. We tend to overthink how we should give back. Whether it be with time, goods, or effort. No matter how small, each contribution can make a difference in someone’s life. Giving back helps others in need and can benefit your community, positively impact, and even deepen one’s empathy and compassion. We’ve compiled a list of ways you can give back to your community, a friend, or even a stranger.
- Participate in a food drive: Food insecurity is a problem that children and families face every day. Donating non-perishable foods will help a family have a happy holiday. Lots of organizations usually have lists of their most needed items online.
- Volunteering: Volunteering is one of the most simple yet impactful ways to give back. You can do this by yourself or get a group of friends to extend a helping hand. Non-profit organizations are the best way to go to places like soup kitchens, animal shelters, children’s hospitals, and even here at Shop Repurpose! We rely on the help of our community to aid us in our mission.
- Donation: When most people see this, they think of money but there’s a plethora of ways to give back in creative and productive ways. Whether it be goods, services, or time it will make an impact on so many lives. Overconsumption is a huge problem in this era, so to combat that look through your storage for any essential items, clothing, shoes, toys, etc you are ready to part with. Donating your skillset is another great to help like free tutoring. Donating your services to a homeless shelter, help with tasks to guide individuals back into the workforce.
- Run for a Good Cause: Another way to give back is by running it’s a great way to combine exercise and helping others. Running a 5k helps raise money for many benefits.
The Holidays are the season meant for spreading joy and loved ones. You can do both with these tips. You can even start planning for next year! Happy Holidays!