The holiday season is a beautiful time of the year to surround yourself with people and things that you are thankful for. Unfortunately, not everyone has this luxury. There are many people who don’t have any family at all or aren’t on the best terms. Some people aren’t even able to have their daily needs met. Here at Wheels Skate Center, we believe the holiday season is the time of year to give back, so we’re here to share some ideas on how you can bless others and your community.
Help a Senior
The holidays can be a depressing time of year for some. For the elderly, they may not have anyone to care for them or may not have any friends or family around to just be there to talk and spend time with. Life can be awfully lonely, so just visiting a senior and talking or playing a game with them can really make their day. They may not be able to cook for themselves anymore, so just stopping by with a baked good or casserole is not only providing food and service to them, but it also shows the person you care.
Get a Gift for a Child in Need
There are so many wonderful organizations that will allow you to pick out a gift or donate to a child whose parents can’t afford to give them a gift or aren’t present in their life. One organization, in particular, is Angel Tree, which gives gifts to children whose parents are in prison. What’s so wonderful about giving gifts to these children in need is that you don’t even have to break the bank to make these kids smile, just a simple toy or school supplies will make any of these kids happy.
Donate to a Food Bank
So many people aren’t even able to have their basic needs met, so having an extravagant Thanksgiving meal or a multitude of presents is out of reach. By just going through your pantry and donating canned goods, you are already making a world of a difference. See a sale or coupon for one of your groceries? Double up, and donate whatever you don’t need to a food bank!
Take Them to The Rink
Sometimes gifting a family or an individual with experience is worth more than a tangible item. Taking the time with someone to do something fun or learn a new skill is a gift that will last forever. If both you and your giftee don’t know how to skate, we have classes!! And don’t worry, it’s okay to fall, no judgments here.
Whether your gifting someone new skates or donating food, just doing some small acts of kindness can show people you genuinely care about them. But let’s not stop after the holidays are over, let’s continue giving all year round! Be blessed by blessing others.