- Organize a book drive with your family, co-workers, school, club or faith community.
- Invite a friend, neighbor or family member to attend a school board meeting with you.
- Read to children in your family, at your library, or with local non-profits engaged in child care or literacy.
- Purchase school supplies for a local school to distribute to children who need them.
- Enroll your child in a summer
reading program at the local library.
- Donate your newspaper
subscription to a local school
to distribute to children who
- Allow a high school student to shadow you at work and show
them how to apply things you
learned in school.
- Take the children in your life to a
local museum, exhibit or play.
- Become a lunch buddy to a school child.
- Bring a child in your life to a bank to have a tour and open up a savings account.
- Donate new or gently used
professional clothing to an
organization assisting individuals
in seeking employment.
- Become a trained volunteer to assist
at local free tax preparation sites to
help low-income families acquire up
to thousands of dollars in earned
income tax credits.
- Contact your local representative
about an issue affecting
working people in your
- Engage with a middle school
to teach a class on how to save
money and watch with them as it grows.
- Help senior citizens learn how to
detect and prevent fraud.
- Donate magazines and books or volunteer at a local adult literacy program.
- Contact your local health clinic to offer assistance with anything from distributing flyers to serving on an event committee to writing a letter to the editor on their behalf.
- Check into what healthy snacks are or are not available in your local schools and call on others to promote tasty, healthy meals and fun exercise at school.
- Start a walking group for family, friends and neighbors.
- Get a flu shot. Take a friend or family member with you when you go.
- Buy pedometers for your friends and have a fun competition for who can walk the most steps daily.
- Purchase personal care items such as deodorant, toothbrushes and soap, and drop them off at the local homeless shelter.
- Help transport families to necessary medical appointments so children can have proper screening and immunizations.