6 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Christmas is my favorite holiday for so many reasons…but one of the main thing I love about the holiday season is the general spirit many people have about giving back.  I wanted to put together this post to help give you guys some easy ideas of how you can contribute!

What ways do you guys give back? Tell me in the comments below!

1-) Help the animals. You guys know how much I love animals and no matter where you live you definitely have a local animal shelter that would likely welcome donations and, of course, volunteers.  Check the website for your local shelter, but they typically need cat and dog food and tons of old towels and blankets (they can be used so clean out your closets!).

2-) Serve a holiday meal. The holidays can be a tough time for those in need so why not volunteer at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter?  Serving a hot meal to someone who truly appreciates it will definitely give you that warm, fuzzy feeling.

3-) Share your dog with seniors. If you have an amazing and friendly dog like I do I love the idea of bringing them to a retirement center! That way everyone living there can share in your dog’s love and I’m sure your pup will love all the attention, too. :)

4-) Save a life. Giving blood is obviously something you can do any time but if you’re looking for a super quick and easy way to give back, this is it!

5-) “Adopt” a family. I absolutely love the idea of buying holiday gifts for families in need. The best part is that you don’t even have to live in a specific city, thanks to online shopping.  Aviva, an LA-based non-profit that provides support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children & families, runs a holiday adoption program and they’re happy to receive the gifts via Amazon or another other company that will deliver to Los Angeles.

6-) Attach a good cause to your holiday party. If you’re planning to host a holiday party why not add in a charitable component?  You could have everyone bring a toy for a child in need, food to donate to your local shelter or even have a donation box where people could contribute money that you donate the next day.