7 Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving

7 Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has an awesome history of giving and sharing. It is a legacy so much richer than an afternoon around the TV recovering from a turkey-induced food coma.

Here are a few creative ways you can give back this Thanksgiving:

1. Meals on Wheels

Help out those who are home-bound this season by donating to Meals on Wheels. You can even rally your office together and make a large donation as a company!

2. Donate a Turkey

Family-to-Family is doing a “Turkey Drive” this year. Just $15 will provide a turkey and one side dish for a family.

3. Host a Student

One of our Fly For Good team members is looking forward to hosting international students at her home this Thanksgiving. It is an amazing opportunity for cultural exchange. Let a local college know you’d be willing to be a host for students who are spending the holiday away from their families.

4. Thanksgiving Bake Sale

Everyone wants homemade baked goods for the holidays, but with hectic schedules that surround these events, not everyone has time to bake them! Host a bake sale and donate the money to your charity of choice.

5. Send Care Packages to Troops

Don’t forget those who are serving the country away from home this Thanksgiving. Check out Treat the Troops or AnySoldier for ways to give to our men and women in uniform.

6. Adopt-a-Family

If you are going to brave the masses on Black Friday, consider taking advantages of those discounts for a good cause. Bring joy to a family in need by providing them with Christmas gifts through Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family Program.

7. Be a Neighbor

You don’t always have to go through an organization to spread the good. Find a neighbor in need, and see what you can do to help out. Do some yard work, make a meal, take care of the kids so they can get some holiday errands done. You know their needs better than we do!

Traveling to the Philippines at just 8 months old, Shawna grew up loving all things related to travel and serving abroad. She is passionate about helping others travel safely and make the most of their time abroad.