Top Tips for Helping Out the Children in Your Community

Anyone who has ever reached out to help a child in their community that wasn’t their own can tell you that there is truly no better feeling in the world. However, the world has become such a “hurry up and get there” type of place that often it’s easy to forget that there are children out there who aren’t as fortunate as our own. It’s easy to ignore the fact that there are children out there who are hungry and have no food to eat, that there is a child somewhere that won’t be getting a gift from Santa this year, and even that there are many, many children out there that don’t know how to read.

This doesn’t have to be the case, and there are many ways that you can make a difference in the lives of the children that are less fortunate than your own. Read on below for a few of those ways.

Volunteer to be a Big Brother or Sister

Most everyone has heard of being a big brother or big sister to a child who needs a role model in their lives. There are many different Big Brother, Big Sister programs in every city in America that could benefit from your volunteering to help kids everywhere. However, if you are living  in Utah, volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is a step in the right direction and will ensure that you are doing your part to help the children that are a part of your community. It is easy to say that you have such a busy schedule between work, life, and your own family that you wouldn’t do any good. However, one weekend a month or even one day a week can make all the difference in the life of a child affiliated with this program. It is a proven fact that mentoring has changed the life of many children and you can make that difference by just donating a little of your time.

Strike Out Against Hunger

It is estimated that at least 20 percent of all of the children in the world live below poverty level. That means that over 16 million children aren’t getting enough to eat on a regular basis. For those parents who have great jobs and their children have never gone hungry, these are mind blowing numbers. You can help to strike out against the hunger that the children in your community may be suffering from by joining any program that helps to fight hunger or even by donating to your local community’s food bank. In this day and age, no child should ever have to go to bed hungry. You can make a difference just by being aware and doing your part to end hunger for the children of your community today.

Give a Child a Christmas Gift

It is heartbreaking to think of any of the children in your community getting no gifts on Christmas morning, but it happens on a yearly basis. There are many parents that barely have enough to meet the bills and put food on the table for their families on a weekly basis; there is nothing left over for gifts on Christmas morning. You can help the children in your community by choosing one to give a gift to this upcoming Christmas morning. It is also possible to help these children by donating food to their families so that they can have a good Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner as well.

Join a Community Group

Joining a community group is one great way to help the children in your community. One of the biggest things the groups in these communities do is help to teach children to read. Every child should have the chance to go to faraway places in their imagination. Joining these types of groups also helps them in many other ways as well.

These are just a few of the ways that you can help the children in your community. From joining a community group to becoming a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters community, there is a lot that you can do to put a smile on the faces of the children in your area today.

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  1. kathy downey says

    I really enjoyed this post and this year i’m going to Give a Child a Christmas Gift,thanks so much!

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