Deliver some HOT homemade cookies to people who work on Christmas. Police stations, fire stations, hospitals and even retail stores are full of busy workers on holidays.
Volunteer or donate to a food bank. Pick up a few extra items at the grocery store for a local ministry or food bank or call and offer your time. They’re always in need of extra food and help around the holidays.
Ring Bells for the Salvation Army. Did you know that you can visit RingBells.org and pick a time and location to volunteer to be a bell ringer? Christmas shopping just wouldn’t be the same without the volunteers who ring the bells.
Sponsor a Child. Programs like Child Fund, Save the Children, and Compassion International allow you to sponsor children in need through a monthly donation.
Serve food at homeless shelter. Helping those who are hungry is a great way to give back using your time and talents.
Send Cards to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. What a blessing this is for those families who are battling childhood illness! Send some cards to the St. Jude patients. You will be a bright spot in their day.
Create 12 Days of Christmas for the elderly, widows, or needy families. Drop a small gift off at their door every night for 12 days leading up to Christmas. See if this doesn’t make you feel the “True Spirit of Christmas.”
Prepare a meal and take it to an elderly friend or neighbor. You can use this free “From Our Kitchen to Yours” printable for reheating instructions.
Pray. We may not normally think of prayer as service. It doesn’t cost anything, but it makes a huge impact. Commit to praying for a different family member or neighbor each night before bed from now until Christmas.