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Giving Back for the Holidays: Volunteering for Kids and Families

The holiday months are all about celebrating with the people we love and finding ways to give back to those in need. With safety in mind, we compiled a list of some of our favorite ways kids and families can give back during these winter months. If you have time, services, or money to spare, consider giving to others in need. Those who are giving often gain the most. Spread some cheer and you’ll see. Find links to all of these organizations on our website at

For Kids 

Christmas Caroling, Zoom or socially-distanced. 
Scoop sidewalks and rake leaves, for elderly and disabled neighbors.
Make care packages for the homeless, socks/gloves, hand sanitizer, hand warmers, water, toothbrushes, and more.
Ring Bells for Salvation Army— individually, with a group, or virtually.

For Families

Meals on Wheels, deliver food as a family. 
Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, now accepting donations for needed items.
City Impact, Gifts of Love, donate or volunteer. Parents can shop for gifts for their family with dignity. 
People’s City Mission, always accepting donations and volunteers.

For Animals

Donate needed items to Capital Humane Society and The Cat House. Animals need extra love and care during the holidays too!

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