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Give Back in Boise this Holiday Season
Dated: December 14 2020
It's a time of giving, and the holiday season is an ideal time for giving back to your community. No matter what way you choose to give back this holiday, there's an opportunity for you! No matter if you want to volunteer solo or with others, there are opportunities around town for you to check out! Look at some of these options below for some inspiration this December. These options mostly revolve around families and toys for Christmas, but they may have other opportunities when you're in the giving spirit.
From December 1-18, drop off new and unwrapped toys at various points around town. Spread the joy of Christmas with a few gifts for kids this holiday. The greatest need is for toys for kids age 10-12 and teens.
Sign up to help a family have a tasty holiday meal this year! Sign up for the food items of your choice and Giraffe Laugh will distribute the items to families in need this holiday season. Giraffe Laugh is a local non-profit, providing early childhood education and support to Treasure Valley-area families.
This is a perfect opportunity if you love to pick and prepare gifts! Sign up for a shift between now and December 23rd to prepare gift bags to be distributed for the holiday at The Salvation Army Thrift Store.
All the way to December 22nd, you can be a part of distributing toys to over 3000 children in the Treasure Valley. Their toy store will be open Monday - Saturday from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Sign up to help package toys, work in their toy storage warehouse, or even deliver food for Christmas! They rely on local volunteers for a variety of jobs over the holiday season.
The Idaho Foodbank has partnered with several local organizations and businesses to collect food donations. They provide several options for cash donations and places where you can donate food items of all kinds.
Remember that "service doesn't have to be big and grandiose to be meaningful and make a difference" (Cheryl A. Esplin). Being able to share and give of your time and energy this season means so much to many people in this already busy time of the year. Whatever you have to share is greatly appreciated - especially this year! Happy Holidays!
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