The holiday season is a joyful time to spend evenings with loved ones, indulge your senses with delicious food and drinks, and reflect on the past year from the cozy confines of your home. As you enjoy these fleeting moments this December, we here at HandsOn Twin Cities urge you to call to mind those less fortunate than you.
Perhaps instead of watching the holiday episode of Glee this year, you could sing some holiday carols of your own at an elder care facility. Or rather than piling up the gifts around your fireplace or under your tree, maybe this year your family can adopt a less fortunate family in your community for whom you can purchase gifts. Instead of packing up those warm coats your children have outgrown in a box in the attic, donate them to a shelter or better yet, start your own warm clothing drive at your school, faith community, or gym! Encourage your children, your friends, and your community members to be creative this year, and invite new traditions of giving and volunteering into your life. We think you will find giving of yourself and your time to be quite fulfilling.
Visit our website to find specific ways you and your family can “Be the Change” this holiday season!