Easter is known to be the most important festival of the church as it denotes the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Friends and family usually get together at this time to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Most importantly, people give back or give up certain things and render help to those who need it. Here are 5 simple ways you can help those in need:
Surprise a neighbor or family
If you know a loved one who is unwell or a friend who is just always by themselves, Easter is probably a good time to spend sometime with them. You can have them over or just pay them a visit. You can take some food and have a good time. New immigrants, Elderly neighbors and single moms or dads are great examples.
They would be glad you remembered them and you would also feel good deep within yourself.
Help the needy or elderly with their chores. Look around your neighborhood and see if there are people you can help in any way. Do they need help with grass cutting, groceries or maybe they just need someone to talk to?
Volunteer at a soup kitchen
There are community kitchens around us that provide food for those who cannot afford a good meal. Consider volunteering at a soup kitchen. People who go there for food are sometimes students, aged people, young families and because of this, it is important to make the community kitchens warm and welcoming by greeting the people who come in there with a smile. Try entering “Soup kitchen volunteer opportunities” on google to find a kitchen near you.
When you have family and guests over at Easter, encourage them to donate to charity. You can all decide on one charity. This can be a yearly tradition. You can decide to donate to the same charity every year or even a different one annually. If you can’t decide you can ballot and the highest vote wins!
Watch the kids
Give up a few hours and help a family you know take care of their kids for free! Newcomers who in most cases, have no family members around them (no grandmother/father, aunt or uncle) and parents with many children hardly have anytime for themselves since they are always busy taking care of their children and cannot afford the services of a babysitter. If you know any family in this situation, this is a good time to lend a helping hand to them.They will appreciate the kind gesture and may also reciprocate when you need that help too!
Organize your own food drive
Gather canned foods for local food banks, tell your friends and family to make contributions as well. There are many drop off points. A google search would help you locate nearby banks. One thing to keep in mind though is that when putting these items together, make healthy choices. Think about what you would love to enjoy during the holidays. Great choices would be canned beans, cranberry sauce, chicken noodle soup and evaporated milk / powdered milk.
Are there any other ideas you’d like to add to my list? I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment. Thank you.