Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How YOU Can Help This Holiday Season

Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg... 

Holiday music can be heard everywhere now  (well maybe not that particular song) reminding us that tis the season already!  The holidays can be a happy time with lots of time spent with friends and family, eating delicious food and exchanging thoughtful gifts.

Unfortunately, the holidays can also be a rough time for some people.  Those without the resources to put a big meal on the table or purchase presents for their loved ones and those without loved ones have an especially hard time coping during the holidays.  BUT, there are many ways for you to help!


Find a local charity or food bank that you want to help.  It helps if you talk to them first to find out what they need the most.  Then organize, promote, collect and deliver!  For tips on how to organize a great food drive check out Tackle Hunger .


It's starting to get a bit chilly out there and it is only going to get colder.  Many local shelters including the Bridge are accepting new and gently used blankets and coats.


You could help cook or serve food in a soup kitchen.  Check out the Soup Mobile for opportunities.


The holidays can be especially hard for needy children.  Consider donating toys this season.  Many charities, including Children's Medical Center are now accepting new toys.  Or, consider "adopting" a child by participating in an Angel Tree  program where you find out the needs and wishes of a specific little boy or girl and buy gifts for them.


As donations increase this time of year to local charities, so does the work of sorting them.  Why not spend an afternoon helping out?  Goodwill says that it always needs help.

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