“When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” ~ Romans 12:13, NLT
Make a Difference Day
Make A Difference Day is October 28th. I really want to challenge you to take part in it. Give back, pay it forward. Do some good!
I have a long history of volunteering. It’s something I LOVE to do. I’ve been on both sides of service. There was a time I was homeless and couldn’t feed my kids. I depended on the kindness of strangers. It meant EVERYTHING to me. So when I’m able I try to give back. So needless to say I’m excited to promote Make a Difference Day. I was NOT sponsored to write this post in any way. It is something that I truly enjoy and want to share my love for volunteering with you guys. 🙂
To help you find opportunities in your area I invite you to check out the Make A Difference Day Website, there loads of events there. However, there might not be in every area, so I decided to help you out a bit (You can always check out VolunteerMatch too) So I’ve come up with 10 Ideas. 🙂
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- Clean up litter in your neighborhood. Also talk to some kids about why litteriung sucks and why taking care of the environment is an awesome thing to do.
- Walk some dogs at your local animal shelter. Play with some puppies, clean some kennels. Also talk to your friends about adopting. 🙂
- Volunteer at a Children’s Hospital. They need a little cheering up. Also – Try donating some crayons and coloring books.
- Volunteer at a local Food Pantry, soup kitchen, or food bank. Help your neighbors suffering from food insecurity.
- Stop by a Nursing Home or Senior Center and hang out with some of our elderly neighbors. Read to them, play a card game, or just chat with them.
- Write Thank You Cards or Letters to our deployed troops. Send them Here:Operation Gratitude21100 Lassen StreetChatsworth, CA 91311-4278
- Volunteer at a homesless shelter – call your local 211 to find shelters in your area.
- Do something for someone that can’t do it for themselves.
9. Volunteer at a local church, mosque, or other place of worship. If you’re a member I’m sure they’d LOVE your help. I want to take it a step further and challenge you to volunteer at a faith different than your own. Talk to some people and learn from them.
10. Do a clothing drive, diapers, food etc and donate goods to an agency in your area. You can just let all your neighbors know ahead of time. This way you can load up the car and make a difference.
I hope you enjoyed my list and I really want to challenge you to do something good on Saturday. 🙂