Tis the season for giving! Want to take part in making a difference, but not quite sure where to start? Here are some ideas:
Donate to Charities
Here are some organizations we’re proud to support:
Blood is essential to help patients survive surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. This lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation. The need for blood is constant. But only about 3% of age-eligible people donate blood yearly.
When you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.
Plant a Tree
Give back to Mother Nature! Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.
Volunteer at a Food Bank
Your local soup kitchen, food pantry or food bank rely on volunteers to help make the holidays special for families in need. Whether it’s serving meals on Christmas Day or preparing holiday meal boxes – you can make a difference. Here’s a sign up sheet:
Offer to Babysit for Free
The holidays can be difficult for parents–especially those with young children or new parents. Offer to babysit so they have free time to go shopping, run errands, or having time for themselves.
Clean Up Your Community
Beautifying your neighborhood and the environment is one of the best ways to give back.
Nationally: Keep America Beautiful