Simple Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

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We're always looking for ways to be more generous with her time and our resources so I thought I would compile a wonderful list of holiday giving back things to do for you and your family.

#1. Bake cookies or meals for elderly neighbors.
#2. Pack stockings for homeless people. Consider adding granola bars, water bottles, toothpaste and toiletries, warm gloves, deodorant, and maybe a couple of bucks.
#3. Donates old toys and games.
#4. Visit a nursing home, sing Christmas carols, take cards and decorations, possibly a few little gifts.
#5. Adopt a family with local organizations and religious groups.
#6. Donate to the food bank.
#7. Bless a single parent with gift cards for their kids or presence.
#8. Take employees out to lunch for the holidays.
#9. Serve a holiday meal at a soup kitchen or shelter.
#10. Roundup near empty gift cards and called local schools and shelters to see if they want them.
#11. Donate your time and resources to public libraries and schools this time of year.
#12. Ask if your employer offers donation matching for charitable donations this time of year.
#13. Consider giving blood if you've never done it before.
#14. Get to know your neighbors by shoveling a walkway, signing for a package, or leaving a beautiful potted plant on their porch.
#15. Send holiday cards to soldiers.

There are a lot of ways we can give back and a spreadable Christmas cheer this holiday season. Have something you'd like to add? Leave a comment below and I'd be happy to add it.