This is the time of year when we feel a tug on our hearts to lend a helping hand to others less fortunate, or to just make a difference in the world. And the needs are great. Here are some helpful articles that can help us act on those feelings of wanting to spread hope. Giving is much better than receiving; it brings joy to the heart. I hope you find some inspiration within this round up of ways to help others this holiday season.
The Hot Mess Kitchen shares some simple ways to Pay it Forward this Christmas season.
The Book Samaritan is a well-known and wonderful way to give to the homeschool community, specifically your gently used homeschool books and curriculum or tax-deductible cash donations. There is also a pay-it-forward homeschool community on Facebook called Homeschool Curriculum Free for Shipping in which you can share just about anything (not just curriculum and books) to help out other homeschool families.
Shecki at Greatly Blessed shares how she uses her nativity set to help the less fortunate and has a neat visual reminder of it each year.
I absolutely love the idea of Homeless Blessing Bags Penny mentions at Meet Penny.
Check out Wendy Woerner‘s post which includes some great ideas for ways you can serve locally as well as worldwide.
Here’s an inspirational story about a man who saw a need and simply filled it at She Lives Free.
Feeling inspired? Think about how your homeschool can bless others this Christmas! There is such joy in giving!