Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

  1. Customer Service surveys

If you have been shopping at any retail store lately, you may notice a little survey at the bottom of the receipt. These may seem trivial, but filling one out can make a huge difference to the associate that helped you. If you had a positive experience, give them a 10/10 (or 5 stars or whatever the highest score available is) Most of these surveys work in an all or nothing kind of way. Either they receive 100% and it impacts their work positively, or they receive anything less and get reprimanded. Getting a high survey score will brighten the associate’s day and give them some kudos from their boss. 

  1. Donate money

A little goes a long way when it comes to donating. There are so many charities out there to donate even a few dollars to that will greatly appreciate it. If you want a more personal donation, you can donate a dollar or so to your favorite streamer that you like watching. Money isn’t everything, especially this time of year, but if it is the way you choose to give back, the internet has thousands of options. (You can even round up your total at a lot of retailers and the money will get donated to an organization.)

  1. Donate clothes or toys

So many of us have boxes of old toys and clothes sitting in our closets that we have no intention of using again. If you have anything you are willing to part with, you can free up some space in your closet and donate it. Churches and other organizations will be happy to take them off your hands and give them to people in need.

  1. Volunteer

Donating your time this holiday season is incredibly valuable. If there is a function going on in your community, try it out. People spend a lot of time of committees working to make functions, parties, and other activities happen and love to see people enjoy them. Maybe you can even offer to help put them together! Everyone can use an extra hand.

  1. Give somebody a compliment

The world is filled with negativity, especially in this new age with social media. Receiving a compliment is sure to bring a smile to a person’s face. Whether it is online or in person, try giving somebody a compliment. It can be about anything! Their clothes, their smile, their work ethic— anything will make a huge difference.

  1. Smile

A simple way to make somebody happy is to be welcoming and smile. Whether you are visiting your parents or passing somebody in the aisle of the grocery store, a simple smile can put people at ease and put them in a happier mood. 

Happy Holidays!! 

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