50 Ways to Give Back

This holiday season give to others. Here are some ideas.

1. VOLUNTEER. volunteermatch.org

2. PRAY for missionaries.

3. VISIT a nursing home.

4. GIVE school supplies to needy kids.

5. THANK a soldier. operationgratitude.com or amillionthanks.org

6. KEEP a child warm. operationwarm.org 

7. HOST a dinner for college students.

8. WRITE thank-you notes to teachers.

9.  DONATE blood. redcross.org/blood

10. BAKE for a busy neighbor.


11. BABYSIT for someone’s date night. 

12. COLLECT trash at a local park, lake or beach.

13. GIVE a favorite book to a kid.

14. WRITE résumés for the jobless.

15. READ to a blind person. 

16.  DELIVER old coats, hats and gloves to a shelter. 

17. BUY groceries for a new mom.

18. GIFT frequent flier miles. wish.org/ways-to-help/giving/airline-miles       

19. RECONNECT with an old friend.

20. TUTOR a struggling student.

21. MAKE a blanket. projectlinus.org

22. DRIVE a cancer patient to treatments. cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/road-to-recovery

23. ORGANIZE a sing-a-long at a children’s hospital. 

24. SELL items for charity on eBay.com. charity.ebay.com

25. STOCK a food pantry.


26. LEND a hand with special events at church.

27. SHIP books to soldiers. booksforsoldiers.com  

28. REMEMBER disabled veterans. dav.org/help-dav

29. CLEAN a church.


30. COOK a hot meal for someone who is sick.

31. WALK the neighbor’s dog.

32. FILL a shoebox. samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child 

33. LISTEN to someone who is lonely.

34. RUN an 8K that benefits wounded vets. woundedwarriorproject.org/wwp-8k-runs.aspx

35. TEACH Sunday School. 

36. DONATE to The Salvation Army. satruck.org

37. PREPARE meals for seniors. mowaa.org 

38. GIVE toys. toysfortots.org/donate/toys.aspx

39. SHOVEL snow for others. 


40. SHARE the Gospel with a prisoner. prisonfellowship.org/get-involved/volunteer

41. WEATHERPROOF someone’s home. 

42. GROW plants to give away. 

43. PROVIDE a life-changing gift to a needy family. heifer.org/gift-catalog/index.html

44. TREAT your coworkers to a restaurant meal.

45. DRIVE neighborhood kids to church. 

46. HOUSE-SIT for a family going out of town.

47. VOLUNTEER at a homeless shelter.

48. ASK your pastor to take a “dollar blessing” at your church to help a needy person. 

49. PAY-it-backward at a coffee drive-thru.

50. SPREAD God’s Word around the world. gift.americanbible.org