With Random Acts of Kindness Day coming up on the 17th of February, we thought we’d explore some of the simple but beneficial ways you can give a little back within your community. We guarantee you’ll have great fun getting involved too! No matter where your strengths or passions lie, there is a way for everyone to get involved.
Have you been in your industry for years or have a set of skills that youngsters or your community might like to learn more about? Why not approach your local school, church group or community hall and offer to organise knowledge sharing sessions? It’s a great way to inspire others and you’ll get a real sense of achievement too.
The Artsy One
Brighten your local area by helping to spruce up your community spaces. Whether that’s planting bulbs and spring flowers in parks or helping with community clean ups, it’s a great way to put your creative talent to good use. Why not get your community involved with the RHS In Bloom - your hometown will be looking blooming marvellous in no time.
The Animal Lover
Why not invest your spare time in helping the furry friends you adore? Check in with your local animal shelter or the RSPCA to see if they are looking for any volunteers. Volunteering with animals can be so rewarding, plus it’s a perfect opportunity to lovingly care for a pet in need if you cannot have one yourself.
The One with Luscious Locks
If you’ve been tempted to chop off your luscious locks, but haven’t quite plucked up the courage, do so for a good cause through the Little Princess Trust. It’s a big gesture but if you have 12” of hair to spare, you can have it made into a beautiful wig for children who have lost their hair, that can go a long way to restoring a young person’s confidence.
Put your organisational skills to the test and fundraise for a charity that’s close to your heart. This year, why not team up with friends or family and organise some great fundraisers for them to participate in?
The Gung-Ho 5k run for Children in Need: It’s a sprint like no other, with an added inflatable course challenge! It’s a super way to raise funds for a great cause, whilst having lots of laughs along the way.
Tough Mudder 2017: For your friends who love a challenge, why not sign up for the muddiest challenge of all time, with miles of tough obstacles and plenty of mud, it’s sure to help you raise plenty of money for your chosen charity.
Macmillan Coffee Morning: For those who love tea and cake more than a great run, why not organise a coffee morning to sweeten everyone’s day whilst raising money for charity.
If you love cooking, then why not consider letting others enjoy what you’ve made too? Next time you’re cooking, simply double your portion sizes and make extra to donate to your local soup kitchen. Or if you can donate some of your time instead, you could help out at the local food bank or soup kitchen, serving meals to those who need it the most.
Let us know how you plan to give a little back this February! Share your plans using the hashtag #GiveaLittleBack with the handle @One4allUK on Facebook and @One4allGiftUK on Twitter.