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4 Ways To Give Thanks By Giving Back
Posted By Drew Elliot On November 1, 2012 @ 12:51 pm In Volunteering | Comments Disabled
Most of the time, the items shared are the same from year to year: “I’m thankful for a loving family”…or…”a good job”…or…”a roof over my head”…or…”plenty of food to eat,” and while saying what we are thankful is a nice holiday practice, would you allow me to make a tiny suggestion?
Try showing your thankfulness.
It’s not a new idea, but one that goes back to the old adage, “actions speak louder than words.” If you are truly thankful, why not prove it by doing something that gives others the ability to be thankful too.
Need some ideas? Here are four great ways to give back:
This list is meant to be a catalyst, showing you that there are tons of ways to demonstrate how thankful you are, not only to the terrific organizations credited above, but to places in your own community. The best thing to do, is call or email the group and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator. This person will know lots of ways for you to express your gratitude.
Also, there are a lot of excellent ways to show your gratitude by spending just five minutes giving back. Head over to Create The GOOD’s “How-to” web page  for ideas.
It’s my hope that when Thanksgiving comes around, you’ll have lots to be thankful for, and by giving back you’ll give others a reason to be thankful too. Thanksgiving cheers!
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 Image: http://aarpblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/senior-center.jpg
 Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia: http://www.helpendhunger.org/
 Coats for Kids Foundation: http://www.operationwarm.org
 Gino Merli Veterans Center: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/gino_j__merli_veterans
 “How-to” web page: http://createthegood.org/how-to-guides
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