How to Make Christmas Special for Needy Families

This is a kind thing to do and requires only a kind heart to do it. You just need time.

Steps

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    Go to a service, such as the salvation army, and look at the lists for adopt a family or such. You can also find different resources online. Also, look out for scams.
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    Have fundraisers and get lightly used items for your family/families. Remember not to get to much of one thing. Think about it like this. What will they do with thirty bikes? And also, think of the things they need before the things they want. For example: get things for their Christmas dinner. Ham, turkey, pasta, and mashed potatoes are good. Also get them clothes. They do not have to be brand name Hollister, just nice, warm clothes for cold weather.
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    Now if you covered things they need, now think of things they want. This is the fun part. You do not have to go overboard but you can if you want to, just stick to nice toys, books, and things they wanted on their list. You might have an old Wii or Xbox laying around. You may take it for granted, but it would make the needy happy. Old televisions, movies, and computers are good too.
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    Consider building a house for charity. This takes patience, and hard work, but it takes one more family off the street, and that makes a big difference.
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    Take part in charity projects at your work or school.
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    Donate to your local food pantry.
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    Take part in community non profit organizations, such as making toys for a local orphanage or reading to a group of needy kids.
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    People are not the only ones who want help! Help at your local animal shelter by volunteering there or adopting a cat or dog. Many animals are in need of homes, and would be grateful if you took them home. Also, maybe if you were getting a child or relative a puppy or kitten, instead of buying one, adopt one. Animals were not meant to have price tags!

Tips

  • If you can not find anywhere to help, volunteer out of your area.

Article Info

Categories: Christmas Spirit