The holiday season is upon us. One of the things that makes this time of year that is special is how people give back to the community and those in need. There are many ways you can help those in need this time of year. You could help a neighbour, family member, or community group.
Community building and nurturing is particularly important to Resident Care Pharmacy. It is one of our core values. With this in mind, we thought we would offer up 5 ways to help others in your community this holiday season:
Community organizations are always in need of donations, but even more so during the holiday season. Depending on the organizations they may be accepting cash, food, toys, or other types of supplies and items for those in need. Look around the house and see if you have any gently used items that you are ready to pass on.
Sponsor a family or child
Sponsoring a family is a wonderful way to ensure they have a good holiday season. There are many ways to get involved. You could sponsor them along with coworkers, as part of a classroom, school, or through other means.
Participate in food drives
Ensuring everyone gets a warm meal during the holidays is important. Unfortunately, there are many families and individuals who need assistance to get fed this time of year. There are several ways you can be involved in addition to donating food yourself. You could volunteer at your local food bank, homeless shelter, or even collect food donations at your local grocery store or mall.
Volunteer at a community organization
Countless community organizations are working hard to take in donations this time of year and they can use your assistance. Choosing a community group that means something to you is a terrific way to get involved. You could volunteer your time to help them with their donation drive this year. Every little bit helps them to reach their fundraising goals.
Visit a senior community
Many seniors can feel lonely this time of year, especially if they do not live close to family or do not have others to come to visit them during the holidays. A simple visit by you can do a lot to boost the spirits of the people living at the senior home. It can also help them feel happier, appreciated, and it can be good for their health. Everyone craves comradery and the feeling that others care for them.
As you can see, there are many ways that you can get involved in your community. Serving community-based organizations with a focused & personalized approach are our specialty, every customer is important to us and is part of the Resident Care family. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.