As you celebrate the Christmas season, it’s good to remember those who aren’t quite as fortunate as you. You and your family can make a tradition of donating some time to a worthy cause every Christmas season to give back to others and to truly appreciate what you have.
You can also use this to explore your family’s interests and passions. Try different organizations until you find one that you all enjoy. Some good places to try include nursing homes, animal shelters, programs for people with disabilities, and homeless shelters. Your city probably has a brochure on volunteering and what places accept volunteers.
You may have to volunteer on weekends or during the evening to accommodate everyone’s schedule. Just remember—it’s worth it! In addition to building character and enjoying the season more, volunteering is great experience for a child’s development and growth.
To keep everyone in the family interested, start off by volunteering for just a few hours at a time. This will give you a good feel for what’s expected of you and if it’s a good fit. As your family learns how nice it is to give back and how much you truly have, Christmas will become more about togetherness and less about gifts.
You can grab a few low cost Kindle books on Volunteering over at Amazon.
- View the whole 100 Days of Saving on Christmas here.
- Day 1, Shop Groupon and Other Deal Sites
- Day 2, Use FFD and Other Deal Blogs
- Day 3, Use Kohls Coupons for Freebies
- Day 4, Use Swagbucks
- Day 5, Save Your Change Throughout the Year
- Day 6, Recycle for Cash
- Day 7, Sell Old Items on Ebay or Craigslist
- Day 8, Have a Garage Sale
- Day 9, Create an Etsy Store
- Day 10, Eat at Home
- Day 11, Buy From the Thrift Store and Save the Difference
- Day 12, Shop at Garage Sales for New Items
- Day 13, Make Lunches to Take to Work
- Day 14,Turn Your Thermostat Up or Down
- Day 15, Shop the Dollar Store for Gifts
- Day 16, Bake or Make Gifts
- Day 17, Give Acts of Service
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