‘Tis The Season to Spread Joy
The holiday season is officially in full swing and with that comes seasonal pastimes we anxiously await all year long. Despite the extremely unusual nature of this year, there will still be holiday cheer, delicious treats and, perhaps most importantly, a time to give back.
During this festive season, many of us are reminded of the importance of giving back and how a little generosity can go along way. Understandably, budgets can be stretched thin this time of the year, but, thankfully, there are still numerous ways to give back without breaking the bank. Here are some of our budget-friendly favorite ways to spread joy.
Volunteer Your Time
Chances are that, even if you’re low on cash, you do have some time to spare. Why not spend that extra time volunteering? Charities wouldn’t be possible without the time and commitment of their volunteers. There are so many types of charities to pick from, you’re sure to find one that you’re passionate about—whether it be an animal shelter or even preparing and delivering meals to those in need. Be sure to connect with a member of their team to ensure you’re following safety guidelines during the pandemic if you choose to go this route.
Share Your Talents
Do you have a transferable hobby or professional skill? Sharing your talent is a fun way to make a difference whether it be graphic design, web development, video editing, translating or copywriting. There are even websites like catchafire.org, volunteermatch.org and idealist.org that can help match your talents and professional skills with a charity in your area or virtually.
Clean Out Your House
Get a jump start on spring cleaning and put those never-used items to good use by donating gently-used clothing and household goods to a charity or homeless shelter. It’s a win-win!
Lend a Helping Hand
Because many people are stuck at home this holiday season, there are excellent opportunities to help your neighbors in need! Helping a neighbor can be as simple as collecting their mail, shoveling their driveway or picking up their groceries from the local market.
Become a Pen Pal
On the same note of being home for the holidays, many elderly individuals will be spending the holidays away from their families to social distance. Luckily, just because we’re socially distanced doesn’t mean we have to be emotionally distant! Writing a holiday card to a senior citizen is a surefire way to make their day and ensure a memorable holiday.
We wish you a safe and joyous holiday season filled with giving back to the causes you cherish most. Have a wonderful and generous holiday season!