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Volunteering For The Holidays


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#1 Clementine

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 10:04 AM

I am always trying to find something rewarding to do with my free time. My husband and I are going to volunteer at a restaurant on Thanksgiving that is serving dinner for people that are homeless or just don't have anywhere to go. It is only 3 hours of our day and we'll still be able to enjoy dinner with our friends.

As I was searching out things to volunteer for, I found another job that sounds right up my alley, and maybe yours. There is an organization in my area that sets up volunteers to go to elderly people's homes around the holidays to visit with them and drop off gift baskets, or items of need. The volunteers go to people's homes that would normally be alone for the holidays. I just wanted to tell people in case something like this is available in your area and you were interested. It would mean so much to someone for you to spend some time with them not to mention how rewarding it would be to one's self. I cannot stand the thought of lonely people.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 04:01 PM

Jen, you are such a special person. *hugs* to you!
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Posted 01 November 2007 - 08:39 PM

It is a lovely idea, Jen. You and your husband are very thoughtful. Volunteers are welcome in homes and hospices year round. A warm smile and a hello are always welcome.
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:53 PM

Jen,

What a great idea. I have been wanting to do something with my boys in the way of volunteering for a long time. The holidays are a perfect time to do that.

My family won't be here for Thanksgiving. I am inviting a sweet woman from my divorce support group to join us for dinner. Her daughters live far away and I don't think she has any other plans.

I still would like to do more and you have inspired me to look into my community for places to volunteer. Thank you!

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 08:29 PM

Jen, you're amazing!

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 02:09 AM

Oh my, I am NOT amazingor special...LOL. I just feel like such a slacker because unlike all of you other fine people, I really do not have a hobby. I don't have a passion, other than my dogs, then I start to feel like the old woman in the shoe. But thank you....thank you.

I want to get a part time holiday job but I am not sure how that works when you are receiving disabilty, and from a private insurer. Anyone know?

xo,
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