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Word of the Month: Generosity

 

Quote of the Month: “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” Kahlil Gibran

 

There is no better way to end the year than by giving back to your community. Here are a few simple steps you and your family can take this holiday season to make a difference in the lives of individuals experiencing hardships.

 

1. Volunteer

The best way for an immediate impact is by volunteering. With the holidays right around the corner, there are multiple opportunities to have an impact in your community. Visit a nearby soup kitchen and help serve individuals a warm meal or check with local agencies for gift distributions to children in need or holiday parties for senior citizens.

 

2. Gifts That Give Back

Many brands and stores donate a percentage of purchases to an organization that helps those in need. Many stores will also provide shoppers with an opportunity to donate a small amount during checkout and be featured on their “wall of fame” throughout the holiday season. Some credit cards also donate a percentage of purchases during the holidays. While you finish your last-minute Christmas shopping, consider shopping at one of these supportive stores.

 

3. Donate

Even the smallest donations go a long way in assisting those in need. Donations to the local Salvation Armory, coat drive, or toy drive will be a great way to help those in need.  This will provide necessary items for families, but it will also put a smile on their faces and warm their hearts.