Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Time To Share

As we approach the holiday season, it's a great time to consider simple ways that you and your family can share with the community and help change lives. This is the most important time of year to give because the weather changes, many seasonal jobs come to an end, and many families find it hard to get by. I'd like to share some simple ways that you can make a huge difference in your community and in the world this year - choose one that feels right for you and commit to making it happen within the month of November!
Give Old Clothing A Second Life
As you bring out your own cold weather clothing and purchase new pieces, this is a great time to give what you no longer need to those who can really use it. Coats, jackets, sweaters, shoes, and even blankets make excellent donations to community centers and shelters to ensure that nobody has to be cold this winter.
Time & Energy
If you have extra time, give it in service to the world! Donating your time and energy at local community centers, shelters, or other charitable organizations is a great way to create positive change in your life and in the lives of countless others.
At this time of year more than ever, good food is needed in shelters and food banks. Tackle a pre-winter cleaning project in your home and give away whatever you can. This is also a great time to take advantage of sales at local stores so that you can donate even more usable goods directly to the people who need them most while supporting small businesses at the same time.
As you can see, there are many ways to get involved and you can easily find something that works with your abilities. Choose to be part of the solution this year and you will find that it changes everything in countless positive ways!

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