Christmas is a time for families and for showing a loved one that you care. It is also the time of the year to give to other and be charitable. A lot of us have charities that we regularly donate to already, but for those who do not there are a lot of ways to participate and really make a difference to someone’s life.
Time is the most valuable thing we have, so as an alternative, you could always volunteer with your kids or family for a few weekends at a local charity store or organisation in the run-up to Christmas.
It is as easy as marching up to any local charity organisation and asking them how you can help. Make sure that if you decide to commit your time to do this, that you actually keep your word and meet up as arranged.
Local churches provide a lot of ways to get involved in the community during Christmas times and you do not have to be a regular member either. For example, a lot of churches ask people to fill a Christmas hamper for families in need within their network who might be going through a tough time.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be a Christmas hamper from interflora (unless you can afford it), but you can actually buy a basket and fill it up yourself, as they are quite easy to make.
If ever there was a time to give away some of your children’s clothes that no longer fit, then this is the time. Call around to any youth shelters or simply bring it in to a charity store in a washed and clean condition. Remember the old saying; one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Don’t worry so much about what you can and cannot afford, because big or small – it is always the thought that counts.
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