The gifting season is almost here! And while we are gearing up to hit the stores to shop for our loved ones it is also an important time to think of those who are less fortunate. Let’s face it – charities and organizations that give us an opportunity to give-back with very little effort – are an important part of our society.
When we give back, we help others and ourselves. Studies have shown that people who do so – live longer. And there are dozens of ways to make a difference.
Perhaps you are still thinking of relief funding for those affected by recent earthquakes, hurricanes, fires and violence. If you haven’t already, done so – now is the time.
Are you good in the kitchen? Consider becoming part of a team that cooks meals for the homeless in their soup kitchens. Or participate in the serving of those meals once or twice a month.
Give blood. The American Red Cross is always looking for volunteers who can share the gift of life by donating blood at their centers. Imagine – just one pint can save up to three lives.
Head over to the local senior citizen center and offer your time there to visit with, read to or take a homebound senior out for a walk or drive.
Connect with our soldiers overseas by sending a simple card or letter to lift their spirits especially if they are not able to come home for the holidays. Sending care packages are also a wonderful way to share hope and love with those who serve our country.
Get involved with Habitat for Humanity and build a great place to live for a family. Not handy at building? Donate furniture and appliances for those new homes to give them a good start.
Set up a collection jar to support your community with no time commitment. Choose a charity that is important to you and your business team and put your jars out in high traffic areas.
Teach your children the compassion and selflessness of giving back by showing them how to engage in service projects like baking cookies for a cause or cleaning out their toy box to give to holiday toy drives.
The Healthy Choice Compounding Pharmacy is committed to helping fight hunger this holiday season. If you’d like to join us on a great give-back mission, we are running a campaign with the Food Bank of Westchester from 11/1 thru 12/31/17.
Help us make a difference!! $25 dollars feeds a family of 4 –The Healthy Choice will also be matching all contributions.
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