We are big fans of giving back to the community. We help throughout the year but for us there are two holidays that are extremely important to us; Thanksgiving and Christmas.
As parents, we feel it is important to install that giving back to the community is a good thing. I think everyone should help if they can whether it be by donating something or volunteering.
Have you ever heard of The Bakken Invitation? This program celebrates and connects those who have overcome different health challenges with the help of medical technology who are now making a difference in their communities.
For me, these stories inspire me more to give back because even though I do have some health problems myself, I’m still fortunate and thankful for the things I do have.
If you visit The Bakken Invitation website you can share your story with them & the world about how you are making a difference. For every story, $10 will be donated to Project HOPE.
So I encourage you to head on over to The Bakken Inviation website to find out more about the program and share your story to help the cause.
5 Ways To Give Back To Your Community
Help Local Shelters
For Thanksgiving our local shelter does a big Thanksgiving Dinner. While we are not able to volunteer on the day they serve the food we always try and contribute by donating good items. At our local store you can buy a grocery bag for $4.99. This bag contains different dry foods for the holidays and the money goes towards families in need. We will usually pick up a few of those as donate them in addition to the money that goes towards the cause.
Spread the Holiday Joy
During the Christmas holiday we are big on helping kids who aren’t as fortunate and may not get a Christmas. Our community gathers up gift donations for those children and we always donate gifts to that cause. You don’t have to spend much, every little bit will help.
Help Keep Them Warm
Our local school gets involved as well and accepts gifts as well as hats, gloves and warm coats to give children who may not be able to afford those items for the winter. Often times you can donate gently used items so if you buy a new coat or other winter essentials, save the old ones and donate those to someone who doesn’t have a warm coat or gloves to keep them warm.
This can be helpful any time throughout the year. There are often local events or causes you can help with. You might be able to provide transportation to someone who can’t drive, help pick up groceries for someone who isn’t able to get out or even offer to help your favorite cause.
Pets Need Love Too
I have a big heart for animals. I always have. Often times there are local shelters that you can donate food to or even volunteer at. You can even help by bringing in a few bags of pet food throughout the year, helping take in rescued animals, be a pet foster, help coordinate local pet adoption events or volunteering your time to help at the pet shelter itself. Most shelters welcome the extra help and you can contact one in your area to see what they need most.
A huge thank you to Medtronic for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to live on and give on.
$100 Gift Card Giveaway!
How do you help give back? Leave a comment letting us know what ways you give back to your community.
One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to use to help in their efforts to give back to their community.
If you are the winner you’re free to choose how the money is spent, but it should benefit the community in some way.