As the Christmas season quickly falls upon us, trees will soon be sparkling with lights and glittering with freshly wrapped presents. Although Christmas is full of gifts received, it’s also about giving. In Findlay there are plenty of opportunities to help the community and others have an enjoyable Christmas. Listed below are a few of the many volunteer opportunities:
Christmas Angel Tree Project- Around town there are trees with paper angel ornaments. The ornaments have a list of gifts that a child in the surrounding area is asking for that he/she could otherwise not get. Support an angel by taking one of the tags, or contacting Findlay’s Salvation Army at (419)-422-8238.
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen- The best part of the Christmas season is of course the food! However, there are people living in Findlay who are not quite as fortunate and do not have the grand meal we all look forward to for the holidays. During the Christmas season, or anytime, volunteer at the Soup Kitchen (and no they do not just serve soup) and help give others a meal. The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen is located at 301 Center St. all ahead to volunteer at (419)-422-8238.
Coats for Christmas- If this winter is anything like the last, bundling up will be a must. A lot of people cannot afford coats for this season, and most of us have those old coats we never use laying around. Bring a few of the old coats to the office and put them into the Coats for Christmas box. This is an inexpensive and easy way to give back this Christmas.
Bell Ringing- You know those people who sit outside of Wal-Mart and ring bells with the big red bucket in front of them? Well they are ringing those bells for the Salvation Army. Volunteering as a bell-ringer is a easy and fun way to help this Christmas season. Go to https://www.registertoring.com/WebPages/Default.aspx to ring the holiday bell for a shift.
Operation Care Package- Men and women bravely fight everyday for our country, and not all of them have the opportunity to come home. In order to give to our troops, OPC is sending packages that include hygienic materials, handmade items, card games, and other goodies overseas. The OPC provides many opportunities to give, like a monetary amount of money. To find out more and provide for the soldiers this Christmas visit: http://www.operationcarepackages.org/Christmas/SendSantaToTheTroops.html