This post is brought to you by ConAgra Foods and The Motherhood. All opinions are 100% my own.
Can anyone else relate to this? You know the statistics. You hear about the needs in your community. And you think, “I really want to volunteer with my kids and teach them compassion and kindness.”
Then, a week goes by. Then a month.
And another image flashes on your screen and the guilt washes over you again.
Basically, there isn’t enough of it. But thankfully there are some very simple ways to incorporate social service and giving into your daily life – and your children can learn how to make kindness a part of their natural habits.
5 Easy Ways To Incorporate Giving Into Your Daily Life
Share social good/awareness videos
View or share this video from Kid President. Go ahead, open it in a new window/tab. For each of these actions, ConAgra will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, up to 100,000 meals!
I love that ConAgra is giving to Feeding America because these pantries feed families and children every single day.
It takes just a few clicks and you made a difference.
Keep your eye out for other social good opportunities like this. Spread love and light online and teach your children to do the same.
Add food pantry items to your grocery list
Food pantries are always in need of canned foods, but take a few minutes to call your local pantry and ask what they are needing most. Then, add that to your list and pick up a few extra things on your shopping trip.
Always carry cash
My good friend always carries cash because he said there is always someone around him that needs it. Open yourself up for the opportunity to give without judgment. Tiny gifts like this can make a huge difference.
This is probably the most difficult piece of advice! I get swamped with trying to just get through my day. I tend to be hyper focused on myself and my family. But look up from your own thoughts and really take in what you see. If you see someone in need, reach out. Smile, share a kind word, be the one that helps someone feel less invisible.