10 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

10 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Here at Scoutie Girl, we’re all about promoting community, handmade, and creativity. The holiday season is no exception. If you’re interested in giving back to your community this holiday season, here are just a few ideas to get you started. Want to keep giving year-round? Do one or two of these per month throughout the year to help out your community and bring joy to yourself at the same time.

  1. Spend an afternoon volunteering at a soup kitchen.
  2. Visit a nursing home.
  3. Visit a children’s hospital.
  4. Offer to help someone carry his or her packages to the car.
  5. Take any non-perishables you don’t plan on using before the end of the year to a food bank.
  6. Put down your laptop and phone and spend an afternoon creating memories with your kids, nieces, nephews, and/or any other children in your life.
  7. Volunteer at an animal shelter.
  8. Write and deliver thank you notes to local officials working nights or holidays (think: police officers, firemen, hospital staff).
  9. Drop off blankets and pillows at local homeless or domestic violence shelters.
  10. Assist an elderly neighbor – get his/her mail, deliver a homemade meal, or clean up leaves or snow for just a few ideas.
How do you plan on giving back to your community this holiday season (or throughout the year)?

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