Wow – I really can’t believe it’s November 1! November is going to be busy and you’ll be hearing a lot more from me this month! Yes, I’m gearing up for Christmas, but let’s not forget about Thanksgiving! This year I really want to focus my attention in November to giving back! We all have so much to be thankful for, but do we get busy and forget about the giving part in Thanksgiving? I’m talking to myself here!!!
So, today I am going to be sharing 30+ simple ways to give back in November! Some can be done literally spur of the moment, while others may take a bit of planning. But, nothing that is overly complicated to do – because we’re all really busy this month!!! So, let’s do this together! Let’s make November a month of Thanks and Giving!!!
30+ Ways to Give Back in November
Donate Clothes to a local shelter
Rake your neighbor’s leaves
Send flowers to someone
Bake cookies or a quick bread for your neighbor
Donate food to a food drive for Thanksgiving
Double your waitress’ tip
Deliver a meal to a new mom
Tape a bag of microwave popcorn to a Redbox kiosk
Volunteer at a local hospital or nursing home
Write a letter to someone and mail it
Compliment a parent on how well their child is behaving
Take a welcome basket to a new neighbor
Thank a veteran for their service
Donate books to your local library
Pay someone’s parking meter
Tape a dollar bill to a vending machine
Invite someone to Thanksgiving who may be alone
Let someone go in front of you at checkout
Leave a positive review for a local small business
Babysit for young parents so they can have a date night
Leave a water bottle or treat for the UPS or FedEx driver
Tell your child’s teacher how much you appreciate them
Take a treat to your local fire or police department
Help someone carry their groceries
Give up your seat on the bus or train
Donate old towels or pet food to a local animal shelter
Pack a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child
Send a card to an elderly relative
Pay for the order of the car behind you at the drive thru
Take a treat to work to share with your coworkers
Donate a new toy(s) to a Christmas toy drive
I’m sure that you can think of many more ways to give back and I hope you’ll share them with me in the comments today! By sharing with me, you are also sharing with everyone who reads this post – another way to give back! And, I made a new printable to share with you on this same theme!
You can copy this directly from this post, but I’ll also put it in the FREE Printable Library for my email subscribers! I also created a printable for the 30+ Ways to Give Back in November! Print it out and tape it to your refrigerator or someplace that will be a reminder for you and members of your family!
Be sure to share this idea with your family and friends! And, don’t forget to share your giving back ideas in the comments!