Give Back, Stay Safe
We’re sharing how to give back to your community while still staying safe during the era of Coronavirus.
Prepare Homemade Meals
The holidays are the season for giving, and even with the pandemic there are still ways that we all can safely help prepare and deliver food for those who are in need of a homemade meal. Check in with your local food banks and kitchens to see if there is anything they are looking for, and follow these CDC tips for how to safely prepare food for someone else while following COVID guidelines.
A great way to support your favorite organizations this holiday season is to donate! This doesn’t just have to be monetary donations, though those are always welcome. Now is a great time to go through your closet and donate extra clothing or some of those toys that your kids haven’t played with in awhile! Just make sure to wash/disinfect all donations before dropping them off.
Volunteer at Food Banks
Now more than ever it is imperative to make sure our communities are taken care of. Food banks all over the Bay Area are now accepting donations and volunteers to help pack food and to help distribute boxes to families in need. Due to COVID-19, volunteers are asked to sign up before coming down to the Food Banks to help adhere to capacity and social distancing guidelines.
It’s no secret that this Holiday season is going to look very different, and as a result there are a lot of at risk groups in our community who will not be able to see their families this year. One way to help make this new normal a little bit brighter is to make homemade Holiday cards and letters and to send them to local nursing homes and shelters for occupants to enjoy. This is a great opportunity to give back as a family from the comfort of our own homes.
Send a Tree to the Troops
Decorating our homes for the upcoming holidays is a simple and safe way to spend time with family and to bring a sense of normalcy back into our lives. However, for the men and women deployed with the Armed Forces, they might not have the opportunity to spend that time with their family. To help bring a little bit of holiday cheer to those serving our country, considering donating a Tree to the Troops! Through the Christmas Spirit Foundation, you and your family can be part of giving a piece the holidays back to those deployed around the world. Learn more and find out how you can donate here.