While the holiday season is a great time to count our blessings, itâ€™s an even better time to help those who are less fortunate. While making a financial contribution to your favorite charity is a wonderful holiday gesture, many of us forget that we can give back in a more hands-on way by volunteering locally. In addition to making a difference and teaching your kids that the holidays are about giving (and not just getting), community outreach can be a great family bonding activity. Here are five ideas for giving back to your community that can be fun for the whole family.
- Adopt a family. Many local organizations and religious groups can help you sponsor an underserved family in your area over the holiday season. Sponsoring can entail anything from buying food and gifts to preparing meals and spending the holidays with your adopted family. If youâ€™re worried that you donâ€™t have enough financial resources to spare, remember that the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.