The holiday season is fast upon us and everyone’s schedules are getting busier and busier. We’re right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, get-togethers with friends and family, parades and more.
There are others out there who are less fortunate and when the holidays come around, it’s not always a joyous time. It only takes one person to hopefully turn that around. There are many ways to give back to the community and to those in need.
Helping Hand Mission Inc.
Help families and people in need through food, clothing, toys, shelter and training. During the holidays, there are several opportunities to volunteer. Volunteer to deliver toys to families on December 24th and/or serve dinner to the homeless and families in need on December 25th. Learn more at www.helpinghandmission.org.
Help feed local families through volunteering at the Food Bank. Food Bank locations are found throughout the area including Raleigh and Durham. There are certain guidelines if interested in volunteering. Visit www.foodbankcenc.org for more information.
Meals on Wheels of Wake County
This program delivers meals to the elderly, people with disabilities and the homebound. When you volunteer at Meals on Wheels, you are volunteering to deliver meals to these individuals. Not only are you providing a meal, you are also providing conversation and interaction that these people may not get on a regular basis. Go to www.wakemow.org to find out more details on volunteering.
There are so many ways to give back to others and to the community. One small gesture can really go a long way. Many times when we give back and help others, it in turn makes a difference in our own lives. It’s so easy to get caught up in our daily lives. Schedules are busier than ever between kids, appointments, meetings and work obligations, but it is so meaningful to do something out of the ordinary that can turn into something extraordinary for yourself and others.