Now that we are in the ‘ber months, it’s the time to start cleaning out your decorations. Go through what you have for Halloween, Christmas, and Thanksgiving, and make sure that everything works, anything that’s broken gets thrown out and anything you haven’t used in a couple of years can get donated. This way, you are making sure that you aren’t holding on to something that won’t work anyway, and you’re getting a headstart on cleaning and organizing your garage storage space.
Pick your favorite charity and ask people to donate to it rather than buy you birthday gifts.
For some kids, summer is the worst because they no longer have access to lunch at school and go hungry all day. Donate to an organization that feeds kids during the summer. There’s plenty out there, if you just search for them.
If you donate stuffed animals to your local fire department, you’re helping your community. Every little bit counts and these plush animals go to victims of fires.
This can applied to those who were furloughed, an elderly neighbor, a young single mother, it doesn’t matter, just help a neighbor out. Whether it’s mowing their yard for them or dropping by a basket of muffins, help one of your neighbors.
There are so many ways to help others, and you can do it with your money or time 🙂 and yes, that’s a cell phone, someone missed the “we are recording” light 😉
Drop off food at a shelter to help someone in need over the weekend. You never know what good things can come from a small act of kindness.
In this cold weather, you can do so much for others, even something as simple as taking extra blankets you have around the house to a shelter. There are so many in need who this will help to keep warm.
Whether you’ve changed up your color scheme or just aren’t using certain ornaments or decorations anymore, donate them. If they’re in good shape, give to those less fortunate, and help them have the decorations for Christmas.