Giving, whether of time or money, has the power to be therapeutic and impact another life. This holiday season, instead of being worried about money, family, employment, or gifts, take a minute to stop and give back.
Every year we usually throw a holiday party at LifeBound. However, this year we decided to celebrate with a day of service instead. If you’re still looking for a way to make a difference, consider using our service day as inspiration for ideas on how you can take a breather from the hectic pace of the holidays and put a smile on someone’s face.
The first half of the day we spent making sack lunches for the homeless. We sat around the conference table stuffing and decorating bags while each of us shared the things we accomplished this year and our goals for next year.
We also took a minute to put on some holiday hats before starting the sack lunch distribution.
We split up in two teams: one group went down Colfax and the other group went to an area across from the Denver Rescue Mission. We brought 50 bags and were out in a matter of minutes. We weren’t prepared for the demand we encountered at our chosen locations and, on our drive back to the office, started noticing even more people along the streets we wished we could reach out to. The lunches were so well received, next year, we will go prepared with 500 lunches to pass out all over town.
We regrouped at the office and drove to the Park Hill Assisted Living Residence to sing Christmas carols. Our amateur a capella group had a blast singing (even if we didn’t always know the tune or the words!) and we had a great audience.
Take a moment this week and reach out to someone in need. If your schedule is too crazy this week, remember there are needy people 365 days a year. Plan a charitable outing and tell us about it!