This year has been an incredibly trying one, to say the least. We have experienced unimaginable events that have forever changed the landscape of our world. We have also seen through these difficult times, some of the best in humanity. Everyday people are giving back to their communities and those in need like never before. This holiday season we need to continue with that spirit and give back to those that are less fortunate. There are numerous ways to safely give back to your community and help out. Whether it’s a simple thank you to our essential workers or handing out food to the homeless, you can make a positive impact on your community.
Here are a few ways you can give back this holiday season:
Thank the Essential Workers
Most firefighters, healthcare workers, police officers, and other service members don’t get time off for the holidays to be with their loved ONEs. Show your appreciation by sending postcards and small treats to their workplace to help bring joy to them during this holiday season. You can also give back to the brave care teams on the frontline by donating food and other care packages, allowing them to continue to focus on the fight against COVID-19.
Deliver Essential Goods to Senior Citizens and Others in Need
Help keep seniors and other vulnerable people in your community safe this holiday season by volunteering to deliver food, groceries and other essential items like prescription medication to their doorsteps. You can also check out your local service groups and churches to find out what they need and how you can help out. If organizations aren't taking volunteers due to the pandemic, consider donating non perishable items or money to help their cause.
Organize a Food or Toy Drive
Money can be especially tight around the holidays and many people are unable to buy gifts for their loved ONEs or put food on the table. Collect toys and non perishable foods such as peanut butter, beans, nuts, and soups, and take them to your local food or toy bank. Talk to your neighbors and family about joining in on the cause and consider talking to charities about what other items they may need. If you are unable to donate, you can also volunteer at a local food bank, sorting food and packing it into boxes for distribution. Even if it’s a solo effort, your voluntary time makes an impact, helping to keep a family fed during this holiday season.
Realty ONE Group offices across the country are hosting toy drives to make the holidays happy for so many.
Be Proactive in Your Community
The giving season is here and it’s especially important this year to help out others any way you can. Whether it’s organizing a toy drive or donating to charity, you are making a lasting impact on your community. There are hundreds of ways to give back to the community, talk to friends and family about helping out, and do your part this holiday season. Your efforts, no matter how big or small, will go a long way and make a lasting impact on those around you.