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Giving Thanks: Ways To Help Out This Holiday Season

Nov 16, 2018

This holiday season, get involved in your community and give back to those who may be less fortunate. Take the initiative to start volunteering and making a difference in your community and beyond, all year round. If you’re looking to give back this holiday season there are many opportunities in the Jersey City area to give back.

Involve your network:

This time of year, family and friends are an integral part of the holiday spirit. So why not involve your family members, children or friends in volunteering initiatives? Set a time to help out at a homeless shelter preparing food to those in need or ask friends and family if they have extra coats they don’t need and donate to a coat drive to keep someone else warm this winter season.

Visit Jersey cares, https://www.jerseycares.org/ ,to find a drop-off location near you for a local coat drive.

Involve friends, family and children by putting together a paper bag full of non-perishable food to donate to a local food bank. Involve the family and create memories to make it an integral part of your holiday family tradition this season. To find your local food bank to donate visit https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank and type in your zip code. Here is a list of items that food banks need the most to be aware of when packing your bag to give: https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/20-items-your-food-bank-needs-the-most/

Volunteer at a Homeless shelter

The Hoboken Shelter has volunteer options to help out at their daily soup kitchen to help prepare and serve any evening you can, you can also volunteer to host a dinner for 100 guests or donate frozen meals. Visit https://hobokenshelter.org/volunteers/ for more information about getting involved.

For more shelter options in the Jersey City area check out https://www.jerseycity.com/living-in-jersey-city/local-nj-news/jersey-city-community-soup-kitchen-nj/

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