Ways to Share the Holidays

Seasonal - Winter
By: casline5    
05-Sep-2012

Introduction:Sharing is fundamental. There are so many ways to share Christmas. It's more the giving of our time and resources that leaves an impact. Lists are one way to remember what needs to be done. A check mark says everything about the sincerity of making it in the first place.

  • 01

    Meals on Wheels

    Back when I was an on-site property manager, there were several residents receiving Meals On Wheels. the car would drive up an there would be a gathering of meal preparations taken into several apartments.

    The time at each place would differ, as personalities differ. An elderly woman may have a long conversation while the elderly man, a few doors down barely let the man enter his home.

    Both recipients were glad to have the meals.

  • 02

    Help With Fundraising at School or Church

    About a handful of the same parents from a school will volunteer to take on a fundraising event. Maybe this Season that will change.

    Then maybe your hands are already full from the fundraiser going on at your Church to help pave the driveway or mend the roof leak. This is a good time to get that taken care of, before the cold-snap.

  • 03

    Pick Up Trash or Limbs In Your Neighborhood

    Are you lucky enough to have a neighborhood Association that doesn't allow things to be unsightly. Then go where help is needed and bring gloves and a trash bag.

    This need not take more than a half hour of your time. Ask others to join you and make it end with a lunch together. Of course you'll want the kids to help. After all this is a learning experience!

  • 04

    Walk a Dog For a Senior

    Not all seniors are vibrant and healthy. Some have companion dogs. Due to weather changes and challenges that cannot be overcome, a person may need a dog walked, for them.

  • 05

    Entertain at a Local Nursing Home

    Singing in a variety show helps. Dancing, playing piano or doing magic tricks is just fine. People like to be entertained. Seeing a group of High School Students in Black and Red singing is a memory trigger for some elderly.


Final Thoughts

You get the idea. Try something new. You don't have to serve soup at a soup kitchen if you don't want to. Just do Something for someone else this Christmas Season!

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