Helping your local community is important. The more people you help, the more people there are who will want to be helped in turn! You can make a difference today by doing little things that add to big results over time! It’s easy, it’s fun, and it feels great.
- Donate Lunch Money to Food Pantries
Food pantries use donated money to provide food to those who need it. About half of all food banks nationwide receive their funds from donations alone. Many families have no choice but to rely on them when they don’t have enough money for groceries. When you donate, you’re saving lives.
When we vote, we choose our leaders. This means that we decide whether our president stays in office, what laws they sign into law, or which person gets elected in the next election. Voting matters because a lot is expected of us as citizens. We must participate and elect officials who will represent us well.
- Plant A Tree
Planting trees helps keep our environment healthy. Trees absorb carbon dioxide while giving off oxygen and helping improve air quality. They are also home to many animals such as birds, butterflies, and insects. There are lots of ways to plant a tree. One way is to buy a seedling. You could also plant seeds yourself or adopt a tree.
- Vaccinate Yourself & Your Family
Vaccines prevent disease before someone else does. Sometimes vaccines aren’t given due to a lack of funding or resources. However, they shouldn’t be used as a scapegoat. They save lives every day.
- Pick Up Trash
Our communities would be much nicer if people picked up trash properly. Most garbage bags contain plastic, some of which take hundreds or even thousands of years to decompose. You’ll reduce this waste by picking up daily trash and creating a cleaner environment.
- Shop Local
Buying locally grown produce protects farmers and ensures freshness. Buying local products supports small businesses and creates jobs. So pick your supermarkets carefully. Check online to see where your nearest markets sell products.
- Hold the door
Holding doors let others enter rooms first and give them a chance to pass through without being rushed. It makes everyone feel safe and welcome.