In many nations including the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, the day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day. Traditionally on Boxing Day, wealthy families would give their servants the day off and give them gifts. Nowadays, as most people don’t have servants, people give to charity instead. In celebration of Boxing Day and in keeping with the spirit of the season, let us take a look at some great ways to give back during the holiday season.
One of the best gifts you can give is the gift of your time. Take some time this season to volunteer. Whether it’s at a soup kitchen helping to feed the less fortunate, or at a local library reading to young children, there are many opportunities to volunteer.
Donate to Charity
Time is valuable, but so is money. During the holidays, many people give money to their favorite charities. Think of a cause you really care about, then head to the Internet and do some research to find a charity that works in that area. Usually these charities will allow you donate directly on their websites.
Buy an Extra Present
In addition to money, why not buy a small, unwrapped toy and donate it to an organization like Toys for Tots. Many families can’t afford to purchase gifts for their children and donating a gift can go a long way towards making the holidays special for a family in need.
Remember: the holidays are a great time give back to your friends and loved ones, but it is also a great time to give back to those in need. Whether you donate time, toys, or money, remember to take the time to make everyone’s holiday as joyful and wonderful as possible. Have a great Boxing Day and a happy New Year.