It’s November, and that means that Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away. Your company should take this time to give back to the local community. After all, it’s the season of giving and sharing, so take advantage with a company community service day.
There’s endless potential when planning a company community service day, but the following ideas are some of the most popular around the Thanksgiving holiday:
1. Meals on Wheels
There are millions of homebound individuals across the country who are unable to celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones. Meals on Wheels works to alleviate this unfortunate circumstance by providing in-home meals to these individuals. Start an office pool to make a donation.
2. Donate a Turkey
Rising food prices have made it difficult for many households to fully enjoy Thanksgiving. Family-to-Family is a unique organization that helps take the financial strain. Just $15 provides a whole turkey and side dish to a family in need.
3. Hold a Bake Sale
The fun imagery and themes surrounding Thanksgiving offer a lot of ideas for neat-looking baked goods. Cookies decorated to look like turkeys and mini apple pies are delicious options for a company bake sales where proceeds go toward a good cause.
4. Care Packages
Thanksgiving is a rough time to be away from home, and the men and women of the armed forces feel this more than anyone. There are many charitable donations out there that create care packages for the troops, such as Treat the Troops and AnySoldier.
Giving back is important during Thanksgiving, so before you eat too much stuffing and kick your feet up to watch football, do a few good deeds with the help of Fourth Wall Events.