Christmas brings out the generosity in most of us. We want to help others that are in need, but on a limited budget, that can be difficult, but it is not impossible.
Here are twelve ways you and your family can be generous in your community without spending any extra money this holiday season.
Day 1: Do a random act of kindness for a stranger. If you are on the lookout for opportunities, you will find them. While you are at it, do one for a family member also!
Day 2: Volunteer at a local soup kitchen.
Day 3: Scoop snow off a neighbor’s driveway without them seeing you.
Day 4: Gather some friends and go caroling at a nursing home.
Day 5: Help an elderly friend address their Christmas cards.
Day 6: Donate neglected toys to children slightly younger than yours.
Day 7: Visit an elderly couple from your church and take them artwork from your children.
Day 8: Volunteer to babysit for another family.
Day 9: Gather your out-grown coats, hats, and mittens and donate to a local shelter.
Day 10: Walk dogs at an animal shelter.
Day 11: Compliment 3 store clerks and wish them a Merry Christmas!
Day 12: Stuff envelopes for a local charity. Many of them send out Christmas cards and need help with their mailings.