We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned or linked to in this post, including Amazon Affiliate links.
Thanks to Walgreens for sponsoring my writing. Help Walgreens help others! Visit their Facebook page here to learn about their charitable partners and decide which cause Walgreens will donate to with a quick vote.
I try to live a service oriented life and in the past I have done that by being on the Boards of several charities, starting my own charity, and playing President of the PTA. But as the kids, AND I, got older and Carter, AND I, have had more and more health issues, I find that I don’t have the time or energy to do such big projects.
But being of service is important to me still and I have had to find a way to be happy with doing smaller things with smaller impacts. And you know what I have found? Those simple small acts can be just as rewarding. If you are looking for ways to give back maybe some of these small things I have done can help you get started.
Special Needs Parents:
- Tell your specialists nurse that it is OK to pass your number onto new parents every now and then. Jumping on the phone with a new mom of a special needs kids is one of the most valuable things you will do.
- Round up all those extra medical supplies you have and find a place to donate them. There are several groups on Facebook that facilitate this.
- Write an informative post on how to navigate the tricky parts of your child’s diagnosis. Make it really SEO friendly so that other parents can find it.
- Round up all your magazines (not your 1970 Geographic collection)–you know, that secret gossip mag you picked up last week and devoured–and drop it off at your local children’s hospital or nursing home. I know first hand how much finding something like this in the lobby can lift your spirits.
Social Media People:
- Find one person on twitter that is just getting started and help them get noticed.
- Share a great post on Facebook!
- Remember to hit the Stumble Thumbs Up when visiting a great site. Hint, hint!
All of the above are really simple ways that you can help make a difference in someones life. Have an idea that you would like to share, or have you done one of these? Let me know in the comments, OK?
Don’t forget to help Walgreens help others! Visit their Facebook page here to learn about their charitable partners and decide which cause Walgreens will donate to with a quick vote. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.