The challenges of 2020 have greatly impacted many individuals, families, and businesses. Many have experienced illness, job less, homelessness, isolation, and so on. The holidays are the perfect time to put a smile on someone’s face who needs it most. If you’re in a position to help, make it a priority to give back this holiday season.
There are plenty of ways you can lend a hand while not compromising your health. For this week’s Tips, here are 6 ways you can give back this holiday season.
Giving Back 101
#1 Donate Face Masks
With the nation wide shortage on face masks, there are many individuals and organizations that could benefit from a donation. Whether you purchase masks or make them yourself, make a special delivery to your local hospitals, homeless shelters, or a random stranger!
#2 Offer to grocery shop for someone in needed
You may have someone in your community with compromised health that could use help with essential tasks. If you have a friend, elderly client, or family member with health challenges, offer to pick up a load of groceries and deliver to their doorstep.
#3 Cook a holiday meal with local produce
Farmers are experiencing the financial hardships of 2020. If you want to give back to your community, shop at your local market. Not only will your meals be fresh, but you’ll help with keeping your local businesses alive.
#4 Support your local artists
Artists of all kinds are limited as to where they can sell, perform, and distribute their products/services. If you have an opportunity to come across an artist (online or in person), purchase their goods for yourself or gift to a friend!
#5 Put together a care package
Homelessness is a year around problem. Many organizations are experiencing shortages on staff and resources to provide. Do your part by putting together a care package with gloves, socks, masks, etc, to donate to a local shelter.
#6 Give to a charity of your choice
Giving back doesn’t have to be time consuming. If you don’t have time to give a physical gift, monetary donations are a great alternative. Choose an organization that resonates with you and get your friends, family, or work team involved.