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We pay it forward at Christmas by participating in the Toys For Tots :)
we pay it forward by buying for family to help them out.
my son volunteers at the food shelve helping out every time we go crushing boxes, and he has rang the bell for salvation army 2 yrs in roll with his mentor he was only 9& 8 yrs old when he did it.
Helping people that need it
I always try to donate food at the grocery store donation sites.
we donate food, and mittens/hats to those who may need them
I try to donate stuff I get with good deals.
We donate our gently used clothing and toys.
We make boxes for Operation Christmas Child
We donate in many different ways each year!
Every year we sponsor a senior from the angel tree and the kids will use some of their allowance saved to purchase gifts for the angel they picked!
We always give holiday gifts for ones on the angel trees at various stores
Our extended family adopts a family in need every year, we provide their Christmas or Hanukkah meal, gifts for the whole family, household supplies, pet items f they have pets, school supplies etc. The participants include my Aunt, who is the actual facilitator of this, my cousin and her family, my sister and her husband, myself and my husband, our three grown children and anyone else who decided to help. We split up the needs, use coupons to defray costs and give what we all can…it usually ends up being quite lovely, and it feels so good to help!!
There are certain things it has become tradition for us to do, but I’m always on the look-out for more. As a family that has been trying very hard not to need to fall back on charity just to cover basic needs, in the face of debilitating medical debt, for the last 7+ years — and one in which I am physically disabled and our son is neuro-disabled — I don’t have the finances to put into charitable efforts, or the time to put into volunteering, that I once did. So, I am driving to pay it forward in whatever ways I *CAN*, which were are always more of than you’d think. There are a number of pages on social networking type sites, as well as individual webpages, which serve as a place to post/search/respond to needs….and there are all kinds of needs, that get posted, which can be met in different ways. I also try to spend an hour a day (year-round, actually) browsing the local freecycle & craigslist pages, e-mailing people when I find a free offer that matches their wanted ad. We try to pick something out from Giving Tree type things, say yes when possible, when stores ask us if we’d like to donate an extra dollar / toy from their bin of stocking stuffers, and donate (again, year-round) anything not needed, and/or outgrown. I craft to make things for friends running fund-raisers. We help fill food pantries and holiday meal bags when we find great deals at the supermarket, or an unlikely shipment that’s come into a dollar store. We do a weekly sandwich-making thing run through a local church, for the area’s homeless. I help with all our son’s school and classroom events, try to offer more actively when it comes to my involvement in various special needs communities… Ok, all that’s year-round too, but I’m not really a one-season-for-paying-it-forward kind of person.
We adopt a family or two from our local church!
we try to donate to toys for tots and we give food to the school drive too
we give to various charities throughout the year, more so during the holiday season
We donate to charities through the year and we do toys for tots this time of year
We surprise some people we know are having a tough time with anonymous gifts
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Our children will each pick out a Christmas gift for a needy child in our area.
Usually we do a shoebox but nothing’s in the budget this year…husband lost job. I’m on disability. We are barely making it.
give our time to the community
I always donate some time and a little bit of money.
We donate to coats for kids and some toys.
We always do the Angel Tree
We put new toys in the various charity boxes around town, plus the angle tree.
We donate clothing.
We give donations in each other’s name
we like to donate food to our local food shelf
we donate gently used toys
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Feed some of the hungry people whenever we see them
my husband gives money to the people in flint standing on corner with the signs .
We help with a food & clothing drive at our local church.
pay it forward by donating toys and cash to needy organizations
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I always donate every Christmas to the animal shelter where I got my dogs and cats.
We get an angel off the tree from our local walmart !!
We always donate gifts to the giving tree.
I donate to Toys For Tots every year.
we do a lot of community service with the boys scouts all year long.
Volunteering year round is regukar but I especially love doing it during the Hoildays!!
volunteering and donating gifts.
We go toys for tots, we clean out ourcabnets once a month to donate food and extra household stuff we have not used in the past year, we donate our clothing at the end of each season and donate at local food banks.
Instead of buying another knick knack or not so useful item for grandparents and parents, we often buy animals in third world countries as gifts in their name so that the gift makes a difference where it is greatly needed.
This would be a way to show my daughter how special she is !
We donate items to YWCA. =)
we donate to toys for tots
Our family makes the conscious choice to give up $ that we might spend on gifts for ourselves in order to donate to save shelter animals.
We always buy a gift for a senior off the angel tree.
We try to donate throughout the year to the food pantry, and we pick a child at Christmas to buy gifts for from the mall tree.
We pay it forward he by donating to our local tree of sharing. Gifts for the underprivileged.
We toss our change in the Salavation Army kettles when shopping.
We donate food to a food bank.
We always volunteer to man the kettles for a local charity and help out wrapping gifts for underprivileged children in the community.
We donate to our charity’s and my daughter collects and distributes with her church
We onate to our church ad the food bank. We pick a card off the tree at the mall to fulfil a chid’s wish.
we donate and do shoe boxes