A thankful attitude, or gratitude, is a result of giving. Like a reciprocal energy, thankful people are driven by a desire to give. And giving is an action which takes many forms! Yes, donating money to a charitable institution during the holiday season is a common, generous action. However, hauling an elderly neighbor's trash cans back up the driveway every Wednesday, stuffing care packages at a homeless shelter, joining a stream-clean project at a State Park, and playing cards with residents at a local nursing home are also actions that ignite gratitude!
Want to Volunteer but Not Sure Where to Start?
The first step is to consider your own talents, skills, time, and personal interests. If you volunteer in an arena of interest, or where your skills will be an asset, you will become a confident volunteer whose time is used wisely. A positive, first volunteer experience will encourage you to form a tradition!
For example, if you are a beautician or nail tech, volunteer to give free manicures or haircuts to residents at a local nursing home a few days before Thanksgiving or Christmas; it is a foolproof way of bringing joy to those who do not have the luxury of driving to a salon to pamper themselves! Or maybe, fitness is your forte!
The Houston Turkey Trot is a Win-Win Opportunity
The 2018 Houston Turkey Trot is a BakerRipley event. BakerRipley is a non-profit that raises funds and gives aid to youth, families, and seniors in Houston and surrounding areas who struggle with financial hardship. They are offering a 5K race, a 10K race, and a fun race for children. Is there a better way to start off the holiday season than by boosting funds for those less fortunate while improving your overall health?
More Low-Key and Less of a People Person?
Maybe you feel short on people skills or skills in general that can help someone in need. Houston's non-profit, Be An Angel, which reaches out to children who are challenged by multiple disabilities and deafness just need willing hands to decorate gift bags and assemble holiday season gift bags! If your hands are free, they can use your help!
Open Budget but Short on Time?
Often, people are short on time during the holidays and have money to donate, but choose not to do so because they do not know which non-profits use the money in the most discerning manner. Volunteer Houston is a well-oiled organization that matches volunteers and donors with non-profits based on the volunteers' and donors' abilities, interests, and concerns. Volunteer Houston truly makes giving enjoyable and productive!
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