There has never been a more important time to help out in your community. There’s nothing like a global pandemic to bring people together, and the COVID-19 pandemic has done just that. From people getting their neighbours shopping or prescriptions to restaurants offering food to those who need it, community spirit is high right now, so if you’re looking for a way to get involved, then look no further. There is always someone who needs it, so not only will you be doing a good deed, but you’ll also feel good for it.
We all need food, and the amount of food that goes to waste is horrifying. According to https://uncommongiving.com/cause/homeless, 500,000 people go homeless on a single night in the U.S., and 1 in 8 Americans are food insecure. That’s quite a lot, but even if you can help just one of those people, it will make a difference. So whether it’s donating to food banks or helping out at a soup kitchen, feeding people is one of the most important things you can do to help.
Volunteering is a great way to spend your free time as not only is it really enjoyable but there are also loads of different things you can do. At the moment, volunteers are needed to help with all sorts of jobs to do with COVID-19. From food delivery, shopping to phoning the people who are on their own, you can make a real difference to someone’s life during what is a hugely difficult time.
Helping the community doesn’t have to mean just giving your time or your money; it can also mean having a good clear out of your home and giving your unwanted possessions to people who really need them. This time of year, people will also be looking for Christmas presents, and with so many parents out of work due to COVID-19, it’s going to be a tough Christmas for lots of families. If there is any way you can buy and donate a small toy to just one child, you’ll make a huge difference.
Did you know that with just one blood donation, you can save many lives? Every blood donation makes a difference in someone’s life, and what more fabulous gift could you give?
Support local businesses
While it’s important to stay safe and stay inside as much as you can right now, it’s also never been so important to support your local businesses. They have been the ones struggling while everyone has been ordering deliveries from Amazon, and now it’s time to give them a helping hand. Before you buy anything, check if you can get it from somewhere locally and if you’re not feeling comfortable going out, then see if your local businesses have an online presence or give them a call and find out if they’re happy to deliver. Set yourself a challenge to do all of your Christmas shopping locally, and it’s a win-win for everyone.