Best Way To Volunteer This Holiday Season

Volunteering around the holiday season is exciting. You get to help people in need and feel good about what you’re doing. Getting out there and volunteering is always better than sitting back and doing nothing. If you’re looking at volunteering this holiday season, these are the best ways (in my humble opinion). 1. Local soup kitchenWhen you don’t know where to spend your time volunteering, your local soup kitchen is always a good start. Soup kitchens always need help and volunteers. Spend some time here this holiday season and watch your perspective change. If you would rather not work in the soup kitchen, it takes a lot to make a homeless shelter run. There are many different volunteering options. Make sure you choose something that you will love doing, this will give you the opportunity to keep coming back for more.2. Do what you canThere isn’t someone out there measuring how much you give or volunteer this holiday season. The best way to volunteer is to do what you … [Read more...]

Win A Donation To A Local Food Bank In Your Own Community! #HormelFamily

    Every year, my husband and I give a turkey away for Thanksgiving and for Christmas.  Since he works at a produce market, his employers give him two large turkeys for both holidays and we figure it's the least we could do by paying it forward to some deserving families during the season.  There is nothing like the feeling one gets when doing something for someone in need.  It really is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world.     Years ago, when we were still dating, my husband and I went out with members of his mother's church to feed homeless people during the holidays.  It was scary for me at first because I did not know what to expect when crawling under some of the bridges and underpasses where homeless people seek refuge.  Believe it or not, these people are just like you and I except that they fell upon some hard times.  The people we fed were so thankful to have a hot meal and even enjoyed having some conversation and companionship.     The holidays are the perfect … [Read more...]