For many of us, Christmas is a time of joy, celebration, and appreciation for what we have. We spend time with our loved ones, eat amazing food and give beautiful gifts. But for those doing it tough, the festive season is often challenging, stressful and isolating. That’s why Christmas is the perfect time to give back to our community and embrace the joy of giving. Here are 3 ways to give back this Christmas.
There are so many charities doing wonderful work in our local communities by providing gifts and food to those in need. A small donation can go a long way in providing hope and joy to those who are struggling. You can give gifts, money, food, or vouchers. Here are some charities to donate to at Christmas.
Local charities rely on volunteers to help with the increased demand for services in the lead-up to Christmas. There are even opportunities to volunteer on Christmas Day at places such as soup kitchens, nursing homes and animal shelters. You can help by:
If you’re unable to volunteer your time in person, there are many charities that require volunteers to run their phone or text support services, which you can do from home.
There are many ways we can give back to the community through our gift buying this festive season.
Giving gifts brings just as much, if not more, joy than receiving them. So, this festive season, consider how you can spread the holiday cheer.
Through our experience setting up the Be BlueRock Foundation, we’ve worked through the steps involved in developing a giving strategy, and we’re now using this as the blueprint to help our individual, family and business clients set up their own philanthropic strategies. Get in touch with us if you’d like to learn more.