Wednesday, 10 November 2010 23:00
Many people think of helping others, especially during the holiday season. It is important and rewarding to take time to help others during this busy season. Many organizations offer opportunities to volunteer and make donations. Check with a local church, your school, or organizations in your community.
Here are a few ways to share with others:
- Go through your closet. If you have clothes that you no longer wear (and that you don't need to pass down to another family member), ask your parents if you can donate them to a local charity.
- Set aside some money to donate. Take a portion of your allowance or income and use the money to buy food for a local food pantry, or donate to a local church or charity so they can use it to buy things for those in need.
- Planning a party? If you're planning a holiday party with your friends, consider having them bring a canned item, pair of gloves, or other donation to the party instead of a gift. These items can be donated to a local charity.
- Give the gift of time. Spend some time helping others. Find a place to volunteer your time organizing items or wrapping gifts for people in need.
- Visit a nursing home. Play a game with someone, or help them prepare cards for their loved ones. Enjoy a holiday treat with someone there.
Be sure to discuss your thoughts with your parents before donating any of your items, time, or money.
Do you or your family have a special holiday giving tradition? If so, what is it?
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