Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Spread Some Holiday Cheer! Simple Things We All Can Do

This year I have been feeling kind of blah about the holidays. I lost my Dad in January and it's just hard knowing that I'll never be able to celebrate with him again. This made me realize that there are many people out there who really need cheering up this time of year. Here are a bunch of ways that you can spread some cheer. Let the good karma flow!

Send some joy to people in the Hospital 
  • Donate gifts to your local Ronald McDonald house (Portland RMHC)

Support Our Kupuna
  • Spend some time with the seniors at your local retirement center
  • Run errands for someone who has trouble moving about
  • Cook a meal for a senior and eat it together

Help feed Hungry People
  • Volunteer to help cook or serve food at a soup kitchen

Help the Homeless
  • Collect socks and blankets and donate them or pass them out to people you see (Oregonlive)

Send Things to Troops Overseas
There are many organizations that send things to troops overseas. Operation Gratitude has a lot of different ways that you can help which is great for those who like variety. Here are some things that you can do to help them:

Contribute to Salvation Army
  • Volunteer to ring the bell or coordinate care packages
  • Donate items to one of their thrift store locations
  • Donate to a local toy or food drive

Help the Animals
  • Volunteer to help animals at the humane society or at a zoo
  • Find a forever friend and adopt an orphaned animal

Support A Good Cause

  • Because it's easier to buy a gun than to get an abortion (Huffpost)
  • Animal Rights - PETA
  • Environmental Conservation - NRDC

Wishing you all a wonderful week!
I can finally relax a bit now that I am finished with finals. Whew!

<3 KM

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