The past few Thanksgivings have had a common theme: We should go do something. There are many reasons for the volunteering on that day. One, less time with family. Oh! No, she didn’t! Yes. Yes, I did. Also, it’s a day a lot of people have off so it’s easier to coordinate a family volunteer day.
Are you still judging me about spending less time with family? Fine fine fine. Moving along while you judge.
Recently, I visited the local volunteer expo and saw many ideas for “giving” on a holiday.
I’m sure not just my local Salvation Army is doing this. Right?
I contacted Blue Bird Gap Farm, a local city-run farm, and asked about a volunteer day there. They’ll take any help they can get. So, that’s what I’m doing! I’m gathering up those with good backs and helping out there. I was told they can use help painting and winterizing. That sounds perfect.
These are just two ideas. Maybe there’s a soup kitchen or a place doing a meal in your area that can use help. Maybe there’s a shelter that could use help painting or cleaning. Something that all ages of the family can help with, to put the “giving” in “Thanksgiving.”