The Season of Giving

Need ideas for how to give back on GivingTuesday? Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor, or showing up for an issue or people we care about, we each have something to contribute.  Identify your gifts, pick a cause that gets you fired up – like AHN Westfield Hospital, and give back on November 28 for GivingTuesday.

In Your Neighborhood

  1. Add some books to your Little Free Library.
  2. Anonymously leave a bag of groceries at the doorstep of someone you know who might be struggling financially.
  3. Make an extra lunch for someone while you make your own.
  4. Leave a gift card or cash at your local gas pump.
  5. Send a gift card for food to your fire and paramedic station.
  6. Add some new plants to your community garden…or start one!
  7. Start off your day by sending out an email to help someone (that won’t necessarily benefit you directly). It could be a recommendation, an introduction, some constructive feedback, some encouragement, or a helpful link. 
  8. Leave a platter of homemade treats in the common area of your home or office

With Your Children

  1. Make essentials gift bags filled with toiletries and snacks and give them away.
  2. Write kindness notes to share with classmates or send to Absolut Westfield residents.
  3. Display an encouraging message or inspiring artwork in your window.
  4. Make cookies for your neighbors or co-workers.
  5. Go through their closet with them and donate any extra clothes they’ve grown out of or don’t like anymore.
  6. Make some treats and have them give them out to the mail carrier or delivery person  the next time they ring your doorbell.
  7. Host a giving circle!  Pool your resources or time to support a cause that you and  your family or group of friends care about – like our community hospital! 
  8. Send some flowers to a friend you know has had a difficult time recently OR  ‘Just Because…’ to brighten up their day.
  9. Celebrate birthdays with donations to the WMH FoundationCreate a fundraising campaign for whoever in your friend group has their birthday up next. You can start it on GivingTuesday and end it on their birthday.
  10. Share with your friends how you have chosen to give on GivingTuesday and inspire others!
  11. Start a kindness wall with words of appreciation, encouragement and affirmations.
  12. SMILE – though your heart is breaking. It might just help someone else smile through their tears…

On Social Media Platforms

Share how you’ve been giving back on social media with #GivingTuesday and inspire others to join you!