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It's Not Too Early to Volunteer for the Holidays

Santa girl with gifts copyrightThe clocks have been set back an hour, Halloween is over, and people are turning their thoughts to Thanksgiving, Christmas and the winter holidays. Pretty soon we’ll be getting phone calls from warm hearted folks who want to volunteer either as individuals or families over the holidays.

There are many needs and many opportunities to help this season, and local nonprofits are signing up volunteers right now for Thanksgiving baskets through Love INC, or to be Toy Lift volunteers on December 5. Most holiday assistance programs take place in early December, so we like it when families, businesses and individuals start planning early to volunteer. Believe it or not, if you wait until the week before Christmas, all the volunteer spots will be taken for things like serving holiday meals at the Salvation Army.

We like to make it easy for you to volunteer, so our United Way has prepared a (two-sided) flyer listing local holiday volunteer opportunities. Please download it and print it out or share this link with your friends, co-workers and family.

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities Flyer

Share the spirit of the season!

“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” -- Bernard Meltzer

Posted by: Kim Connolly, Vice President of Community Engagement

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