One way to give back to your local community is to volunteer as a Salvation Army bell ringer. This is part of their Red Kettle campaign, and it operates each and every year in thousands of local communities. The Salvation Army depends on volunteers to ring the bell at each kettle, and they need people for the upcoming 2017 season.
As everyone knows (whether you have kids or not!) diapers are just outright expensive. Parents often struggle with buying them for their kid, and in fact, it is estimated that about one third of households often go without.
The generosity of Americans continues to amaze us. It is estimated that millions of people will give to the less fortunate during the upcoming 2016 holidays. In fact, in general, about 35 percent of donations occur in the last 3 months of the year, with about 18% occurring during the month of December according to Blackbaud. While there are many reasons for contributions to take place towards the end of the year (such as tax deductions) a major reason people give then is to help the less fortunate at Christmas.
The Red Kettle campaign held by the Salvation Army is one of the primary ways the organization collects money from the community. It will be very common to see people ringing the bell around October to December of 2016, but some centers will start this event even earlier, such as in July or August. There is also a way to contribute using their online tool. Every single dollar that you donate will go to make a difference in the lives of someone that is less fortunate.
There are periods of time in which we all need a little help. You should never feel bad to ask others for assistance at those points of time. But be sure to give back to others once you are reestablished.