The upcoming holidays help us all think about the things to be thankful for and it can also put us in a giving spirit. So with Family Volunteer Day being just days away – on Nov. 22nd – it’s time to gather the family and take part in volunteer efforts to help those in need!
Build more memories together as a family with volunteer work. It can also help children learn the values of kindness and giving back!
To give you some thoughts on how you and your family can volunteer around the holidays, consider:
- Helping first responders - Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund
- Helping children and youth - Long Island Head Start
- Helping in the area of health & wellness - Public CPR Program
- Helping prep a community garden - Trinity Lutheran Community Garden
- Helping seniors get up to date on technology - Glen Cove Senior Center
- Helping around park events - US Fish and Wildlife Service – Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex
- Helping with cleanup around natural disaster - Long Island Volunteer Center – Disaster Recovery
- Helping with homebuilding - Habitat for Humanity Suffolk County
- Helping sort books - The Book Fairies
- Helping with children’s programs - Long Island Children’s Museum; The Carver Center
- Helping support the terminally ill and disabled community - Art Without Walls
- Helping support food rescue efforts - County Harvest; The Carver Center
There are also a number of other charities you can look into right on Long Island for ways to give back around the holidays.
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