With the holiday season approaching, it is no surprise that giving back is on our minds. While we’re consumed with how to give thanks to those we know and love, we sometimes overlook the concept of giving back to strangers. There are actually many ways to give back your time, talents and treasures this holiday season. Choosing just one to do with your family can make a world of difference.
Soup Kitchen – Whether you are donating your own canned food or signing up to help serve a dinner, your local soup kitchen could always use assistance around the holidays!
Toy Drive – Donating to a toy drive, usually in the local school district or outside of toy stores, guarantees that children less fortunate will be able to open gifts this holiday season. Have your kids choose a toy they’d enjoy and share with them the importance of giving to other children in need.
Coat Drive – We all have massive coats overtaking our closets and now is the perfect time to clean them out and donate them to the homeless to make sure they keep warm in the winter.
Gift Exchange – Rather than asking Santa for something on your list this Christmas, consider asking for donations to an organization you’re passionate about instead.
Volunteering and giving back during the holiday season is not only easy, but fun, too! While you are donating your time and treasures, you are actually receiving a much more meaningful gift.
These are only a small number of ways you can give back over the holidays. Here are some of the local charities and organizations that Weaver Homes is involved with:
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