Growing up, my parents always told me that “giving is better than receiving” during the holiday season. At school, sign-up sheets encouraging me and my classmates to volunteer for community service covered the walls in the hallway (and we actually looked forward to going on these field trips).
When you’re an adult with a full-time job, though, helping out with canned food drives or building a house for Habitat for Humanity is often among the last things you’re thinking about come the holidays. Instead, you’re caught up with paying bills, attending parties, and trying to make sure that you have enough presents for everyone. It’s what happens.
So, for those of us that don’t have as much time on our hands as we would like, here are 10 ways to do good without necessarily spending extra money (or time) in the process. They’re two-for-the-price-of-one type deals that’ll save you cash and hours.
Your wallet, your community, and your conscience will thank you for your service.