“Your greatness is not in what you have, but in what you give.” Today, I am sharing ways to give back this holiday season.
The holidays look different for everyone. I believe it is important to remember this when going about the holiday season. Not everyone has friends or family to spend the holidays with, not everyone has the budget for food and gifts, and not everyone is in good health.
I compiled a list of some simple easy ways to give back this holiday season in whatever way you can. Monetary or not, these acts of giving can make a huge difference in someones life, and also may leave you feeling warm and fuzzy too.
First and possibly the simplest way to support is a monetary donation to a non-profit. Here are just a few that I have supported in the past:
When donating, think about a nonprofit that might resonate with you or your family or an experience you have had.
This next one requires a little shopping but can make a big difference in your local community. On your next grocery story trip, pick up some non-perishable items and drop them off at your town/cities food pantry. For a complete list of what they need, head over to your towns website.
Donate your old clothing. The clothing that is just sitting on your Poshmark closet or you have not worn in years could become someones favorite apparel! Declutter while giving back.
Lastly, time. One thing that requires no monetary donation is giving your time. This may look different for everyone. On social media, this could mean sharing a small family business’ account with your friends, engaging on posts, etc. Off the internet, this could mean spending time distributing food at your local food bank or serving dinner at a homeless shelter. It could mean picking up donations or packing gift bags/shoeboxes for toy donations.
This quote really resonates with me, especially this time of year. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and hoping this blog post inspires you to give back in any way you can.