Family Giving

How does a family with little (or even no!) money give to others?

English: Beds at new homeless shelter in Portl...
English: Beds at new homeless shelter in Portland, Maine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Actually, there are a great many ways to accomplish this.

How?

Well, allow me to give you some ideas :-D:

  1. Volunteer to run errands for a disabled neighbor.
  2. Ask elderly neighbors if they would like to join you as you run your own errands.
  3. Make a plate up with leftovers for a neighbor who has been ill.
  4. Make an extra casserole or two for someone who has just given birth.
  5. Call the local battered women’s shelter to see if you can donate items you no longer need.
  6. Ask the local homeless shelters employees if they could use the pillows and blankets you no longer need.
  7. Find out what the residents at nursing homes might like: Old movies and CD’s, craft supplies, and puzzles are but a few ideas.
  8. Donate other items to local thrift shops.

There is a lot you can do without spending much money at all. Get the entire family involved. Children learn from a young age how to help others, as necessary skill in today’s world. Helping others teaches responsibility and helps to fashion good character traits.

Plan of Action: Sit down with your family and come up with a list of ways you can help others. Try to do at least one thing a month. Once a week would be good.

Shannon

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