Holiday Volunteering

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Logo_subForSantaThe holiday season is here. It’s a time with friends and family, and time away from school and work. This season is also a popular time for volunteer work. There are many things that people can do to help out those who are less fortunate during the holidays.

Sub-For- Santa is a great way to help out a family. There are many families who can’t afford Christmas and sponsoring a family is one way that people can help out.

Meals- Many people go hungry all the time, any type of food can help them out. Students could get together and create a meal and then take it to a family in need.

Not everyone is able to give up money, especially college students and young families. This is when giving their time is the best way to go. There are also many ways that people can volunteer without spending money.

Help the homeless- at a time when warm homes and family gatherings are common, the homeless are left feeling particularly isolated. Anyone can help them out by serving food at shelters, building homes, or offering job training.

Visit a senior- more than 50 percent of senior citizens in nursing homes never get visitors. During the holidays, it is important to make sure that everyone feels loved. Bring a sense of family to someone who doesn’t have one.

Salvation Army- Any old clothing can be donated to the Salvation Army. Students don’t need to go out and buy new things, just donate the things that are no longer being used.

Soup Kitchen- Students can sign up to volunteer at the soup kitchen. It doesn’t take much, just a few hours out of the day.

There are plenty of ways for people to volunteer during the holiday season, but volunteer work should be considered year round.

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