All year round Geneva Financial strives to be kind to others, give back to our communities, and be good humans. The holidays present an extra opportunity to spread kindness and cheer. We’ve gathered up some incredible ways you can give back this season.
Help provide gifts for those in need
A variety of organizations come together to allow others to purchase gifts for families and children in need. A quick Google search will show you an organization near you
Take lunches to those who work the holidays
Oftentimes first responders and those on the front lines have to work through the holidays. Try taking pizza or a hot meal to your local hospital or fire station.
Spend time in nursing homes
Many folks in nursing homes are unable to spend the holidays with loved ones. Contact your local nursing home to see when visitation hours are available.
Bake animal treats and donate them to your local animal shelters
Pay off layaway balances
Families often put holiday presents on layaway, go to your local superstore to guest services to see if you can pay the balance of a family’s gifts.
Contact local schools and pay off lunch balances
See if your nearby elementary schools have open lunch accounts with pending balances.
Run local 5k marathons
Many organizations host 5k marathons that contribute to good charitable causes.
Send packages to soldiers who are deployed
Operation Gratitude is an organization that facilitates sending gifts and care packages to soldiers
Visit local animal shelters
Go and visit with animals that are lonely and without a forever home during the holiday season to provide comfort
Donate your time to Toys for Tots
Toys for tots helps give to children in need, you can volunteer your time by helping them sort through toys
Purchase cards for sick children
Bring children who are in long term hospital care holiday cards to bring joy to your life