Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Charitable Endeavors

by helpinghandstwins

Over the next few months we will be looking forward to all of the upcoming holidays and the celebrations that go along with them. It is one of the busiest times of the year as we get caught up in the joys of baking, shopping, wrapping and decorating. Along with all of the festivities, we need to remember that there is still a great need in our world, often right in our own backyards.  While we finds ways to donate and help those less fortunate year round, it is especially important this time of year.  The weather is colder; there is a need for shelter and warm clothes, along with toys for children in need who see the abundance others have while they go without during gift giving season. To that end, here are some great ways to help right in your own community:

* Donate a coat – Our communities do a coat drive every November.  Look for flyers or drop off boxes in your area.  It’s a great way to clean out your closet and keep someone warm!

* Buy a can of veggies – Soup, pb & j, anything non-perishable is great for a food pantry.  This time of year the Thanksgiving baskets are being prepared with corn, boxed stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc.

* Donate a gift – Toys for Tots places drop off boxes throughout many communities for donations.

* Give your time – Many elderly are lonely during the holiday season.  A visit and some conversation would mean the world to them.

Please consider picking at least one thing to do for someone else over the next few months.  We will try to do them all!