There are a lot of great service organizations out there that do really wonderful things, but today I want to talk about giving service that directly impacts the community in which you live.
There are many ways to go about giving service in your community, but one really easy way to give is through your local hospital(s). It's especially easy if you live in a bigger city because your hospital should have a website that has a whole page devoted to ways you can help. If you're having trouble finding information on a hospital website, trying searching for "foundation". And if all else fails, or your local hospital doesn't have a website, give them a call. They'll be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
Every hospital has different needs and guidelines, so be sure to check with them before you proceed. My hospital accepts monetary donations, toys, baby items, burial gowns for infants, along with a variety of other things.
Donating to your local hospital can be so rewarding. You can even get your kids involved by having them pick out toys to donate and letting them come with you when you go to drop them off.
In addition to hospitals, there are various other ways to give service in your city including homeless shelters, community agencies, schools, and literacy programs. If you look hard enough, I'm sure you'll find a way that you can give.
Happy Sunday, everyone!!