I’m a firm believer that people genuinely want to help others. I think people just aren’t sure where to start sometimes. So I ran across a list today I wanted to share with you. Youth Service America created the list. It’s 100 ways teen can serve their communities. Clearly this can go beyond teens so I thought some of you may find it interesting, inspiring, or somewhere in between. Here’s the list and here’s a sample of them to get you started:
- Help cook and/or serve a meal at a homeless shelter.
- Gather clothing from your neighbors and donate it to a local shelter.
- Donate your old computer to a school.
- Get together with some friends to buy holiday presents for a family at a shelter.
- Don’t spread or start gossip.
- Bake cookies and bring them to your local fire hall or police station.
- Clean up a vacant lot or park.
- Organize a campaign to raise money to purchase and install playground equipment.
I hope you’ll check out the list. It’s really got some good, practical ideas. Don’t try to tackle 10 at once. Just pick one and work on accomplishing it in a week or two. But here’s a tip:
Write the idea on your fridge or on a mirror so you are reminded each day.
It’s very easy to forget, even with good intentions. The more reminders the better.
How can you Become Last this week?