We’re nearing the holidays and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to spend time with people you care about while helping others.

One of the best ways to lift yourself up is to help lift up others (animals count, too!). So, we’re gonna be all about GIVING BACK this week.

Your challenge is to VOLUNTEER in some way, shape, or form!

If you feel like you don’t have the time to squeeze it in, studies show that when you MAKE the time to volunteer, it can actually help improve your work-life balance. (plus anyone can find 20 minutes in a week – see below!)

It also helps shift things into perspective- so you may end up carving out more time to volunteer in the future!

How and where can you volunteer?

So many organizations need help! It simply depends on what resonates with you.  If you want to help out in the Shrewsbury area, please join Andrea Castinetti and the Kindness Coalition:

Who: You and your family
What: Kindness Coalition Backpack Drive
When: Sunday November 18th, 2018
Where: St. George’s Church Anna St Worcester
Why: We are coming together as a community to help those in need!
They need your help filling ONE THOUSAND backpacks for those in need!
Bring your kids for a fun, FREE, day of meeting your neighbors and helping others!!!

Some other ideas:
● Walk dogs at the animal shelter
● Volunteer at a soup kitchen
● Visit patients at a nursing home
● Cuddle premature babies in the hospital
● Swing a hammer and help build houses!
● If you can’t find time to go somewhere- set aside 20 minutes to pick up some trash on the side of the road- that absolutely counts also 🙂

The choice is yours and how you feel you can best be of service.

Already volunteer? How about sharing some of YOUR experiences, and offer up some real-world advice about getting started?