Give Volunteer Hours to a Loved One’s Favourite Cause: Holiday Hack #11

Welcome to the Holiday Hacks blog series, where we quickly describe ways to get kids more involved in the spirit of Christmas and Hanukkah – for, yes, less. Our eleventh hack is another version of Get A Gift, Give a Gift: when kids are wondering what they can get for their Nanny and Pop, suggest an afternoon donated to their grandparent’s charity of choice. Many retired people are actively engaged in social outreach and/or philanthropic endeavors, and they would just love to have their grandkids learn more about how they spend their days.

Teenagers can help perform maintenance on their grandfather’s Rotary Club International “Party in a Trailer”. Elementary aged kids can roll the balls of wool their grandmother turns into blankets, hats or booties for premature infants at the local hospital. Perhaps include an invitation to lunch or dinner out before or after lending a hand. It’s the quintessential gift of time that will be remembered long after a box of chocolates, and all it costs is a few hours, and a little thoughtfulness.

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