Ways to Give Back to Your Community

This post is sponsored by U by Kotex but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

As a woman, I have been trying harder to give back to the other women in my community this November. This is a time of thanksgiving, and I am a firm believer that those who have should help those who don’t. Here are great ways to give back to your community and help make a difference.

I also want to emulate this attitude for my children, so we’ve been looking at ways that we can give back to our community this season.

The boys are incredibly excited (Smalls is waiting with bated breath to take his class at the humane society), and I feel like I’m raising pretty awesome humans.

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5 Simple Ways To Give Back To Your Community

Soup Kitchens

One of my favorite things to do on Thanksgiving is to serve those who don’t have much dinner. When Smalls was, well, small, we used to visit the local soup kitchen and serve up dinner to those who needed it. It was a great way to get involved and teach my kiddos about giving back.

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Women’s Shelters

How many of us have clothes that we no longer use, or that don’t fit (darned baby weight)? When I decided to stay home and start my own business. I was suddenly faced with a closet full of suits and professional clothes that I no longer needed.

So I donated them to the local women’s shelter, along with most of our gently used, clean baby supplies (think things like swings, cots, and bathers). They were super grateful, and I was able to help someone who otherwise may not have made a job interview.


Our local church is super active in our community and volunteers at a number of local schools! From helping tutor kids to acting as mentors.

Even if your kids are grown, you are still able to find ways to donate time to your schools.

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Your Local Humane Society

We recently lost our kitty, and someone suggested we look into volunteering at the local humane society.  Once we passed the class, we will be able to help not only love on the animals, but help with laundry, cage clean outs, walks, and more.

How will you give back this season?

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