It’s that time of year when giving becomes the theme of the season. One of Fini Concierge’s favorite ways to give is by volunteering our time to local community organizations. In the past we’ve shaved our heads for Buzz Off For Kids With Cancer, delivered Thanksgiving pies for Community Servings, picked up trash at a state park in honor of MLK Day, and supplied backpacks of school supplies for children through Schools On Wheels.
The holidays can feel hectic without adding another to do onto your already busy list. But we find giving our time and resources towards others is the best way to show the true meaning of the holiday spirit. If you’re looking for a way to give back, here are a few more ideas on how you can volunteer this holiday season:
- Sing carols around Boston – It may sound hokey, but nothing quite brings out the holiday spirit like music. Join the 16th Annual Boston Caroling Mob to bring a smile to everyone’s faces.
- Provide cold weather essentials – Many homeless are in need of items such as gloves, hats, scarves and winter coats.
- Holiday cards – If you aren’t able to get the family together for a photo shoot for this year’s holiday card, consider buying your cards this year from Pine Street Inn. They have four local designs to choose from.
- Clean out your old blankets & towels – If you’re looking to make room for new bedding and towels, the MSPCA would love your old ones for their shelter animals. If you don’t have time to drop them off, call Fini Concierge and we can make the donation for you.
- Volunteering with children – It can be tough to find volunteer organizations that allow you to bring your children along. That’s why we love Doing Good Together Boston. They provide monthly opportunities for you to show your children the value of giving back.
Despite being busy this time of year, you’ll never regret clearing your schedule to lend a helping hand. Need help finding the perfect volunteer opportunity this holiday season? Our Holiday Services can help create more time in your day by assisting with holiday shopping or running errands. Happy Holidays!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.