Posted by Jackie on Friday, February 13, 2015
Photo: Craig Dirkes, The Salvation Army Northern Division (http://salvationarmynorth.org/)
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and while these while there are endless ways to show your affection to that someone special with gifts and chocolates- maybe this year make give a gift that not only shows how much you care, but that also gives back to those in need. Whether you are attached or single, make it a day to remember by making an impact in your community.
To help you get a start on your Valentine’s Day planning, here are a few ideas on how you can spread the love:
Volunteers are crucial to organizations like The Salvation Army. And we are always looking for helping hands and giving hearts. Please contact your local Salvation Army unit to find out how you can offer your time. For a list of other projects in your community, visit www.Serve.gov or type in your zip code at www.volunteermatch.org.
Got plans to cook a romantic meal? This year while you’re at store, grab a few extra canned goods or other nonperishables and donate to your local food bank. Maybe volunteer at a food bank with your loved one, help to package meals together, or help host a party for single moms and their kids or do a charity run.
Visit a Senior Citizen:
Be a sweetheart this year and visit a senior citizen at your local nursing home. Brighten their day with a care package, flowers, a hot meal, or plan an enjoyable activity.
Decluttler that closet:
Did you know that you’re donated goods fund our Adult Rehabilitation Centers, which helps save the lives of approximately 200,000 individuals each year? Get a jump start on spring by decluttering gently used items from your home. You can schedule a pickup or find a drop-off location by visiting www.satruck.org.
Donate in the name of love:
The average American will spend $142.31 celebrating Valentine’s Day this year. Consider skipping those fancy reservations and show someone how much you care by making a donation to your charity of choice in their honor. Now that is love!
Learn more about The Salvation Army here.
Category: Doing The Most Good · Tags: Donate, The Salvation Army, Valentines Day, Volunteer