Ah, the holiday season! We marvel at the bright lights and cheerful decorations and fill our homes with the irresistible aroma of baking cookies. Holiday music seems to follow us wherever we go. But while we’re drinking that warm mug of eggnog and wondering what gifts we’ll get, think about those less fortunate. Give the gift of your time this year and volunteer. You’ll find causes and events that fit you best on sites like volunteermatch.org and handsonnetworking.org.
Here are some holiday volunteer opportunities near Taylor Morrison communities:
The 5th Annual Phoestivus Market in Downtown Phoenix on Wednesday, December 10th. Phoestivus, (pronounced like “festivus”), is a fundraiser to bring healthy and fresh foods to communities in Arizona. They need shoppers to attend this event on Wednesday, December 10th and 17th from 4pm to 9pm.
If you own one of our houses in Campbell or other Bay Area community, visit an isolated elderly person this year by volunteering with San Francisco’s Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (December 25).
Be an Angel and put a smile on a kid’s face this year. Read through the wish lists of children, tweens and young adults who are in crisis and deliver your unwrapped gift to Arden Fair Mall through December 28.
Three great Southern California volunteer opportunities include: A Place Called Home benefiting former foster kids in L.A., San Diego Food Bank in San Diego, and American Cancer Society in Fullerton.
If you enjoy getting out and staying active, volunteer at Achilles International and help empower people with disabilities in the Denver area through athletics.
Be Christmas Red Kettle Bell Ringer or Toy Shop Elf volunteer for the Salvation Army.
Donate books or start a book collection where you work for grade school kids through Got Books? program of HandsOn Jacksonville.
Did you buy a home in Orlando? Organize, wrap, and fulfill wishes during the Children’s Home Society Holiday Drive.
Whether you organize a fundraiser or become individual volunteer, Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center in Sarasota could use your help.
United Way Hands On Suncoast has a whole menu of volunteer opportunities throughout December.
Get your kids involved in Kids of Hope Austin Children’s Services, where you can also donate to the Project Santa Holiday Gift Drive.
Adults, teens and children over 6 are invited to pitch in with prepping, serving, cleaning up and other chores for City Wide Club’s 36th Annual Christmas Eve Big Feast at the George R. Brown Convention Center.