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30+ Ways to Give Back in November

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!!!

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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

Donate blood

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


Thanks and Giving Printables

Free Printable for Let Our Lives be Full of Both Thanks and Giving

You can copy this directly from this post, but I’ll also put it in the FREE Printable Library!  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!

Printable List of 30+ Ways to Give Back in November

Be sure to share this idea with your family and friends!  And, don’t forget to share your giving back ideas in the comments!

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Marlene Stephenson

Thursday 1st of November 2018

Great list thanks.


Thursday 1st of November 2018

Thanks you have a good list, i do some of these all through the year. Have a great day.


Thursday 1st of November 2018

It’s really frustrating not to be able to print from your site on my iPad.