We try to contribute our time, talent and treasure to charitable endeavors throughout the year but summer time giving can be challenging. Vacations, work and lazy days bring us out of our usual routines and can make us lose focus on giving back. Here are a few things that might spark you to donate this August:
* School supplies – Pick up an extra spiral notebook, pack of pencils or box of crayons to donate to those in need.
* Vacation Bible School – Always a fun week (we used to go as kids!) to donate your time handing out snacks, making crafts or reading Bible stories.
*Food – A quick and easy way to help those in need is to pick up a few extra items at the supermarket while you are already shopping. Those who are hungry can use the assistance year round.
* Smiles – Don’t forget something as simple as a smile and a kind word is free to give to those around you and goes a long way toward making this world a better place!