Random Tips To Acts Of Kindsness

GREAT FOR YOUNGER KIDS

Make crafts or write letters to be included in soldier care packages. Operation Gratitude will help you come up with ideas and find a donation center near you.

Clean out your bookshelf of older, lightly used DVDs and books and donate them to a local children’s hospital.

Collect used towels and pet toys and donate them to your local animal shelter.

FOR THOSE MORE MATURE

Organize a food drive in your neighborhood to support a local food bank, and have your children pick their favorite foods to donate. Feeding America’s Food Bank locator is searchable by zip code and can help you find a food bank near you.

Fill backpacks with cups, pots, pans, soap, toothpaste, and other cosmetics to create homeless “survival kits” to be distributed to homeless people in your community, or find out other ways you can show your support by simply CAREing.

Be a companion to a senior in a local nursing home. Make cards and sing carols for them around the holidays. Use Create the Good’s guide for volunteering with seniors to help you get started.

For The Entire Family

Adopt a military family for the Holidays and bring food, comfort, and friendship to a family struggling to get by.

Fill backpacks with cups, pots, pans, soap, toothpaste, and other cosmetics to create homeless “survival kits” to be distributed to homeless people in your community, or find out other ways you can show your support by simply CAREing.

Cleaning out your closets to make room for fall/winter clothing? Save gently used clothing and donate it to your local family shelter, church or charity thrift store.

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