Around this time of year many of us are thinking about gifts. The gifts we’re giving and the ones we will receive. I wanted to share some of my favorite gifts to give, the ones that give back. 🙂 Volunteering is an easy one we can all do, at any time of the year.
Last evening, I volunteered my time at the Fisher Cares & Shares #Nuts4Texas Volunteer night at the North Texas Food Bank. During a simultaneous 5 city volunteer drive, Fisher Nuts donated $40K to Feeding Texas.
At the Dallas location, within the space of 3.5 hours we were able to pack 5000 meals for kids. These meals were part of the “Food 4 Kids” program which provides meals for kids to take home on the weekends.
Most of us are fortunate to never even have to worry about what we will eat, but many people have to worry, especially during this time of year.
Volunteering a few hours of your time will make a big difference in someone else’s life. Of course, you don’t have to stop once the holidays are over. Volunteering is a gift definitely keeps on giving.
If you have kids, it’s also a great way to get them involved in serving others.
The North Texas Food Bank has weekly volunteer shifts from Tuesday – Saturday. You can find out more information on their website www.ntfb.org.
Of course if you can’t volunteer your time, you can also make a donation to the food bank. $1 can provide food for 3 kids. The Food Bank also has Holiday Gift Guide of other items you can sponsor. Click HERE to view.
If you’re not sure where the Food Bank is in your area, you can visit Feeding America for a national listing.
YOUR TURN: What are your favorite ways to give back?
Until next time