This year my husband and I feel that we should be doing more to give back to our community and those in need. We have been brain storming for different ideas of activities we can get involved in between now and the New Years.
My husband has already starting acting out on his giving spirit. Just this past weekend he stopped and took time to donate blood to the Central Florid Blood Bank. They had a bus parked outside at the Waterford Lakes Town Center. I wish I could have given also but I had just come down with a cold and you can’t give when you are sick and taking medications.
Some other ideas we have come up with so far include:
- Volunteering in a soup kitchen
- Visiting a nursing home for an evening, and
- Donating close and food to the homeless.
Since we ourselves are not in a sound financial situation, I have no income and my husband makes just above minimum wage we are trying to find stuff we can do that spends our time and effort not so much the money. We aren’t trying to be selfish, we want to be creative and known there are ways to serve our community without spending the little funds we have.
My friends at TwitterMoms provided another simple way to give back this year. Check out the Robeez Web site and get a pair of Robeez Soft Soles. For every pair of Robeez Soft Sole purchases, stride rite will donate that pair to K.I.D.S (Kids In Distressed Situations), through December 23rd. K.I.D.S brings hope and self-esteem to children in need and their families by providing new clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books and juvenile products donated by leading manufacturers and retailers. The donations move through their network of community social service agencies in the U.S. and abroad to reach children who are ill, living in poverty, or are the victims of natural disasters. My little one isn’t old enough yet but I saw these and may get them and keep them for next year when he will be ready. You can check out more details on the website and
As we participate in each act of service this holiday season I will be sure to document our experience and share them with you all.
What is something you can do to make this Christmas special for someone.If you have any suggestions for other activities we could possible do in the Central Florida area let us know.