One way to help those around you is to put together medical packets for the homeless. Include soap, an antihistamine, cough drops, neosporin, bandaids, anti-itch cream, hand sanitizer, and other small items that we take for granted each day.
There are so many people and animals out there that need help, so pick a cause and invite your coworkers to help support it. Gather up books for kids, pet supplies for shelters, or even bags for the homeless.
Old eyeglasses and sunglasses can be donated to the Lions Club where they will be cleaned and sent to those with low-incomes so they can receive the necessary eyewear.
Teachers spend too much of their money on their kids, so help one out and donate a box of snacks to an elementary school teacher. Trust me, you don’t know how many hungry kids that she/he feeds each day.
Each week, pick one area or one category of things to go through, and try them on, go through, see what you need and have used, and what has been sitting there for a while. Anything that’s unused can be posted online to sell or donated to charity.
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.
Pick a charity or place to donate to, and make an announcement at work. Ask those who can to participate and donate, and make it fun with office wide updates.
Find a local charity and donate some of those unopened gifts you bought for a gift exchange or you got and never opened. It’s a more thoughtful way of re-gifting, this way giving it to someone who could really use it.
Go to your local animal shelter, work at a local food bank, walk for charity, volunteer your time in some way to help others.