3 Ways to Give Back to the Community While Having Fun

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The holidays are here, and the hustle and bustle can be overwhelming. While you may feel that you’re too busy to squeeze one more thing into your schedule, there’s a good reason to try; giving back through volunteering can help you be happier, healthier, and less stressed! If you’re interested in volunteering in Richmond, Indiana, there are lots of ways to get involved. Read on to learn 3 ways to give back to the community while having fun this holiday season. 

Build a Habitat house.

During the holidays, we’re surrounded by messaging about the value of home—going home for the holidays, decking the halls, sharing meals with loved ones, hosting parties for friends—but what would the holidays be like if you didn’t have a home to go home to?   

Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing around the world by bringing people together to build affordable houses for very low-income families. For many of these families, this is their only opportunity to own a home. 

So, how can you help? Don’t worry, you don’t need prior construction experience to contribute! Whether you organize a church group, a team of coworkers, or just a gaggle of friends and family, you can volunteer to help build a Habitat house for a day or commit to working on the project every weekend. Visit the Habitat for Humanity site to sign up for volunteer opportunities in Richmond

Volunteer at a food bank. 

Tasty treats are everywhere you turn during the holidays, at least for most of us. But did you know that 1 in 7 Indiana residents is food insecure? Spread the holiday cheer and make sure everyone has food on the table this year by volunteering at a Richmond food bank. There are lots of ways to get involved, from sorting donations to packing grocery kits to preparing and serving food at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter. Lending a helping hand is a fun way to bond with friends and family, and you’ll get the added benefit of knowing that you’re making a difference. 

Collect donations for a cause. 

Are you planning to host a holiday party in Richmond? If so, why not harness the power of your social network for good? Ask guests to forego gifts in favor of bringing a donation for a charity you care about. You could collect non-perishables for the food pantry, toys for Toys for Tots, coats and blankets for the local homeless shelter, etc. Everyone can chip in to make a difference while still enjoying a bowling party; definitely one of the most fun ways to give back.

You can even take your event one step further and host a bowling fundraiser at Richmond 40 Bowl! Our fundraiser events are family-friendly, customizable, easy to host, and best of all, FUN! 

No matter how you choose to give back this holiday season, we wish you happy holidays and lots of fun with your favorite people.