With the economy bringing hard times to every family around the country, what better time is there to help those less fortunate families as the holidays are here? One act of random kindness can go a long way in those families that you help, not only in your life but in their lives as well and not only in this country but around the world. There are families that will not have anything because their government, like ours, only cares about the rich. Why not give them a holiday that they can remember?
But how do you go about helping families? The answer to this question is it is very simple. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Friends and siblings – If you know the less fortunate personally, why not help them? Starting with those that you know is a great place to start. I have experienced that if you have a great holiday and others could not, when you have a conversation about your great holiday, they can become depressed because theirs was not good at all. So make sure that a friend’s or a family member’s holiday is a good one.
Local shelters – If all the people that you know do not need any help, or if you decide to continue to help other people, then a local shelter is a good place to start, especially those shelters with families and children. They are always grateful for donations around the holidays.
The homeless – There are always homeless people on the street that can use some help. From personal experience, being homeless can be a lonely time especially when the holidays roll around. They do not have anyone to be there for them nor a good meal. They do what they can for food – and eating out of the trash it is not an ideal holiday meal.
Hospitals – Call a local hospital and ask them about their policies when it comes to giving on the holidays. Some hospitals are also grateful that you want to help those families that are in the hospital due to an accident of some sort. The kids mostly would be the most appreciative of your kindness.
Goodwill – If you want to help the world, contact places like Goodwill centers or places that send people’s donation to other countries so that those families can have what you will be donating.
Keep in mind that you do not have to do a lot, but something will always go a long way. Bring some joy to others as you would like for others to bring to you if you and your family could not afford to have a holiday of your own.