End 2014 or begin 2015 with a giving heart
Even as the year comes to an end, there is still plenty of time to give back if you’ve been wanting to, and haven’t found the time.
Chattanooga is home to many organizations that provide shelter and food for those in need. Like the abundance of those agencies, there are several ways to give back to the community this holiday season.
If you’re not sure where to start, organizations like the Chattanooga Room in the Inn, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga, The Salvation Army, Partnership for Families, Chattanooga Community Kitchen, and the Ronald McDonald House all have websites with information on ways to donate and volunteer.
For monetary donations, many of these websites have blanks where you can enter your preferred donation amount. Some, like the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and Family Promise, include information like, “$1 equals ten pounds of food,” or “$25 provides 100 meals.”
Monetary donations aren’t the only way you can help! Also available on the websites are “wish lists” with food, toiletries, clothing sizes, and household items that are currently needed.
Take a minute to give back to start 2015 off right, for every contribution, no matter big or small, goes a long way.