On the 6th Day of Christmas
On the 6th day of Christmas, Momentum gave to me... 7 ways to give back. There are many ways you can serve your community and give back during the holidays. We have come up with a list of 7 to get you started!
1. Giving Money
The Salvation Army typically has volunteers at grocery stores that ring bells and collect money for the organization. It’s super easy to give your spare change and you are actively giving back with every penny!
2. Coat Drives
There are a lot of churches and shelters doing a coat drive around this time of year. You can donate clothing or money for the organization to buy them. Either way is great for the community! Usually all homeless shelters and children's shelters are always taking donations!
3. Soup Kitchens
Soup kitchens are not a winter only thing, but they are important during the winter! They are a place to get warm food and also to warm up from the blistering cold! You can find your local soup kitchen and serve there!
The holidays are hard on all fronts for some people. If you have extra cash around this time buying toys and clothes is always a good option. Homeless shelters, hospitals, and youth homes are always in need of clothes and toys. The littlest things go the longest ways.
5. Hygiene Kits
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. can be be expensive, so putting together male and female kits to pass out to homeless people is such a good idea. You can also add a warm blanket, a water bottle, and/or a granola bar. The combinations are endless for this and the impact will be great!
6. Building Houses for People
Habitat for Humanity builds houses for people who have been in catastrophic events or hard times. You can volunteer your time to help build a family a new home. To find out where these opportunities are go to www.habitat.org
7. Take Christmas Dinner to First Responders
Many first responders have no choice but to be away from their families on Christmas. You can make a dinner for them and deliver it to the station. It’s something so small, but it will mean so much to the men and women we trust to save ours and our families lives!