1. Give blood.
Giving blood is a simple thing to do but it can mean saving a life. Check out www.redcross.org to learn more.
2. Donate to a local food bank.
There are so many wonderful food banks nationwide. Your donation is one step closer to stopping hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org to find you closest food bank.
The boy and girl scouts organizations usually sell items to help support their troop and the organization as a whole. Your purchase will help keep these organizations running. Visit www.scouting.org or www.girlscouts.org.
4. Donate your old clothes.
A simple way to give back is to donate old clothes that are in good condition but not needed anymore to a local charity. The VVA will come right to your door to pick up your items.
5. Volunteer at your child’s school.
Schools are always having events and fundraisers that both enjoyable for the kids and help the school raise money, its a win win. Contact your school to see what you can do to help.
6. Participate in a Run/Walk.
From 5Ks to 60 miles, there is something for everyone. Participating in a run or walk is a healthy way to give back to your favorite organization. Look in your town for any walks or runs they may sponsor.
Get a couple friends together and spend a night cooking for families who need some support. The Ronald McDonald House also accepts birthday boxes filled with party items to help celebrate birthdays of the children that stay there. Visit www.rmhc.org for more info.
8. Attend an event or benefit that supports a charity.
From Beef and Beers to Balls, there are many events held throughout the year that support organizations. Not only are you sure to have a good time, your ticket cost will help that organization. Check out your town’s calendar of events to find one near you.
9. Hold an Alex Lemonade Stand
Get the kids together for a day of selling lemonade. Have fun making lemonade, grab some cups, a donation jar and register your stand at www.alexslemonade.org. You can also print out cute labels and signs for your stand.
10. Donate to our featured charity.
Team Bosom Broads of Broadmoor through the Susan G. Komen 3Day has promised to raise $10,000 the 3Day. Email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can help.
Angela & Erica