Everyday Ways to Serve

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  • Deliver a meal, flowers or baked goods to a neighbor
  • Help an elderly neighbor with yard work or household chores
  • Keep gift cards or water bottles in your car for homeless and unhoused individuals
  • Make a meal for a coworker
  • Pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru line
  • Offer to babysit for free for foster parents
  • Recycle and reduce food waste within your household
  • Send thank you letters to veterans, service members or first responders
  • Tip one dollar extra
  • Deliver baked goods to local firefighters or police officers
  • Donate diapers and other baby essentials, such as formula or onesies, to a pregnancy aid center
  • Give board games to a local senior center
  • Organize a community clean up day
  • Organize a school supply drive with local businesses
  • Send greeting cards to a nursing home
  • Throw a birthday party for a child in need
  • Plant a community garden