How You Can Give Back During Giving Season

It’s the season for giving, and there are so many ways to do it.

The holidays aren’t all about getting your hands on the latest iPhone. It’s a time of giving, not just to those we love, but to those less fortunate. A small gesture, token or some time volunteered can make a huge difference. Whether you can spare a few dollars or a couple of hours, consider doing so during the festive season. If there isn’t a charity or event that comes to mind, here are some ways you can give back during the holidays. 

Donate clutter to a charity shop.

Do you have old books, children’s clothes or toys lying around, unused? Take these down to your local charity shop so that they can be sold to keep funding the charity’s efforts.

Make cards for hospitalized kids.

Get your children involved and craft cards for kids who are in the hospital. This simple act of kindness takes almost no time at all, and it is sure to brighten up a child’s day. Make sure to write sweet messages inside and decorate them with glitter, stickers, and stamps. Drop them off at your local hospital to give children instant cheer.

Donate a Christmas tree to the troops.

Trees for Troops allows Americans to donate Christmas trees to a group of U.S. troops who are overseas during the holidays. Many tree lots participate in this program, so you can pick out the tree that you want to send to our country’s heroes. This gift also lets our troops know that they aren’t forgotten about during the holidays.

Donate food/toys/blankets to a pet rescue.

Don’t let our animal friends be forgotten this season. Pick up a couple of extra food tins for pets while you’re at the grocery store and drop them off at your local pet shelter. Toys, blankets, and leashes are often appreciated, too.

Donate to a cause instead of gifting.

Are you stuck on what to get the tricky person who has everything and doesn’t want anything? Consider giving a donation in their name to a charity close to their heart instead of a present this year.

How will you give back during the holidays? The team at Martplan Insurance Agency wish you happy holidays and time well spent giving. For all of your insurance needs, contact us today.