Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are filled with consumption. We overindulge with mass amounts of food and deals. So let’s give back on Giving Tuesday.
Volunteering is always great, but I know it may not be practical for some. So here are some other quick, kid-friendly and fun ways to give back this Tuesday.
Give Blood. Okay, the kids may not enjoy this one, but you may be able to give blood while they are in school. To learn more about where you can give blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org
Download the Charity Miles app and take a walk, go for a run, take a bike ride with your kids.
Charity Miles is an iPhone/Android app that empowers you to earn corporate sponsorships for charity by walking, running or biking.
Just choose a charity and press start. As you walk, run or bike, the app tracks your distance and you earn money for your charity. Bikers earn 10¢ per mile; walkers and runners earn 25¢ per mile, all up to our initial $1,000,000 sponsorship pool.
Go through your cabinets or stop by the grocery store and deliver food to a food bank. Or search for a local food bank via Feeding America.
Go to your local store and pick up medical supplies for Sole Hope.
I’ve mentioned the wonderfulness of Sole Hope before. They are always in need of donated medical supplies for their Foot Washing and Jigger Removal. Imagine the selflessness of washing someone’s jigger infested feet. Reminds me of Jesus!
Kids can help pick out the first aid items (listed below), help package them and bring them to the post office (field trip!).
- Bar Soap
- Large Safety Pins
- Surgical Gloves
- Cotton Balls
- Medical Razor Blades
- Medical Tape
- Antibiotic Cream
- Band Aids
Mail them to: Sole Hope, PO Box, 1492, Asheville, NC 28802