Here are some service ideas in our area for you to consider extending a hand. All ideas have links for information that is needed for their organization :) Thank you!!
Samaritan's Purse: Project Christmas Child Shoebox Fill a shoebox with toys for a boy/girl child in need for Christmas. This link also provides drop-off locations in our area.
World Relief of Tri-Cities: Mentors for the refugees in our area. Mentors connect with a new refugee family as soon as they arrive. It is a commitment of 2 hours a week for 12 weeks. Help with English with a book provided and other numerous needs.
The Single Adults will be putting hygiene kits together in Dec. to give to each family member when they arrive.
LDS link about helping refugees: Church members encouraged to help refugees
Union Gospel Mission: In need of winter clothing and items.
JustServe.org has 72 listed needs in our area!
Some Examples off JustServe:
- - Flexible times available
Look around and observe and serve. A gentleman lost his home to a fire and is in need.. there are those that have lost jobs that may need some extra help, there are some with illnesses on their minds that could use encouragement or gas cards, there are men and women serving our country on missions and in the military that can be written to and sent a special package during this Thanksgiving and Christmas time, so many places and people that have organized toy drives/food drives/coat drives/glove drives that you can donate to or sponsor a drive with your family, there are neighbors that have no family around that could use a lift up or an invite..reach out to them in love, some have winter blues that could use a card or a phone call for some cheer, nursing homes and the elderly could always use a game played or a song sung or a simple reminder that they are a Child of God.
I pray that the spirit of service this time of year brings out the disciple in each of us. And a disciple is one that reaches out to all as our loving Savior exemplified to us all.
Thank you so much for being the heart of this community. I truly love you!