Day 16: Give to a Local Shelter

Day 16

Whether you’re donating some gently used clothes and blankets, sending in cash, or donating some non-perishable food items from your pantry, there are countless ways to make the holidays a little cheerier for people in your community.

Here are some suggestions for ways you can offer support to organizations that support people in your community:

  • Go through your closets and donate non-perishable food items, clothes, home goods, coats, etc.
  • Make a financial contribution. Often times soup kitchens or food banks can buy bulk foods that go a long ways.
  • Give items such as personal hygiene items (including sanitary napkins, shaving gel, etc.), school supplies and more.
  • Donate books and movies to community centers and shelters.
  • Contact a local shelter and find out how you can give your time and energy to helping them fulfill their mission.
  • Research the various types of shelters, food banks, and community outreach organizations in your community and learn about their greatest needs and encourage your friends to provide support.

Taking a few minutes today to do any or all of these things can go a long way to helping out someone in your community.

What are some other ideas and suggestions for supporting shelters/food banks?

Don’t forget to share your results on social media using #grownupadvent. Want to connect? Find me on Twitter @lmchap and Instagram @lmchap614.

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