Christmas is about giving! Spread holiday cheer with these 7 Ways to Give to Others this Holiday Season! No gesture is too small!
The holidays are a time to remember those in need and share our blessings with those less fortunate. It is important to help others during this time if we can, but often it can be hard to figure out exactly how to do that. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to help no matter how much time you have or how much of a budget you have to work with. Look below at these seven ways to give to others this holiday season so that you can bring a little holiday magic to someone in need!
7 Ways to Give to Others This Holiday Season
1. Take toiletries to a local homeless shelter.
Homeless shelters are exceptionally busy during the holiday season. They tend to take on more residents, and their needs can increase. Donate items such as towels, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and other toiletry items that might be needed. Basics like these can mean the world to someone in need.
2. Donate women’s care items to a domestic abuse shelter.
A few of the donation items often overlooked are women’s care items. Items that are needed are pads, tampons, liners, and other women’s care products. Donate these items to your local homeless shelter or women’s care shelter so they can distribute to women in need.
3. Volunteer at a local pet refuge or donate pet food and toys.
Even animals need love during the holidays. Volunteer at a local pet shelter and see if they need help cleaning cages, walking pets, or sewing pet blankets. If you can help, do it! If you don't have the time, try donating food and toy items to pets in need.
4. Plan a holiday breakfast for your child’s teachers.
Teachers do so much for everyone for so little in return! Offer to bring in donuts and juice so your child’s teachers can have a quick breakfast in the morning. See if other parents want to pitch in too, and in that case, you can put on a holiday buffet for them. They are sure to appreciate the gesture.
5. Give warm gloves and hand warmers to your mailman or UPS man.
Your mailman or woman work so hard in the rain, snow, and sleet and it can get chilly! Show your appreciation by giving them some warm gloves and hand warmers during the holiday season. It will help them get through those cold days!
6. Check in on an elderly neighbor and take them a care package.
If you have an elderly neighbor, now is a great time to check in. See if they need any snow removal, make sure their furnace is properly working, and take them a care package of coffee, soup, and other winter essentials.
7. Make cards for local nursing homes.
Cheer up those living in nursing homes by crafting cards for them. Create fun Christmas and holiday cards and package them up. Drop them off at a local nursing home so they can distribute them to residents who may not have a lot of family or friends.
Reaching out to help those in need is so important all year round, but even more so during the holiday season. Consider these seven ways to help those in need this holiday season and you are sure to make a difference.
While you are in the giving mood check out these tips on how to adopt a family this Christmas if you can! It is a fantastic way to spread Christmas spirit!
I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.