The holiday is the season of giving! This year, consider those who are less fortunate and spend the holidays by giving back to the community. Keep reading for the full list of selfless holiday activities that even the kids can get in on this year.
Volunteer at a Food Bank
One of the best ways to help those less fortunate is by helping out at your local food bank. Food banks help provide families with meals, and during the holidays the need for volunteers grows. Typically, a volunteer opportunity like this can involve the whole family, but younger children might get caught up in the commotion. Grab your Piggyback Rider to take with you to keep your small children close during busy times. Plus, they’ll be able to reach anything stored up high!
Find a local food bank in your area to help families in need today.
“Adopt” A Family
Another way to help less fortunate families this year is by “adopting” a family or child to provide gifts this holiday season. Many families can’t afford warm clothes or gifts this winter, which presents a large burden on parents and guardians. By “adopting” a family or child, you and your family can help purchase necessities, like warm clothes, hats and gloves, and even a few fun gifts that the child will like. To get your toddler involved, let them pick out what they think the child will like. Find a family to adopt here. You can also participate in donating toys to Toys for Tots. Find a local donation site here.
Pick Up Trash on Your Favorite Trail
The Piggyback Rider team is always in favor of #optoutside. Part of this includes helping to maintain the trails you know and love. This holiday, grab your family, and your Piggyback Rider and hit the trails for a little maintenance. When your toddler gets tired, you can use the Piggyback Rider and they can still help carry trash bags. If you live somewhere cold, make sure you’re taking necessary precautions to protect yourself from the cold weather.
Join a Charity Walk
A great way to involve the family this season, as well as give back to the community, is with a charity walk. This is an event you won’t want to forget your Piggyback Rider for. During crowded events like this, it’s easy to lose track of small children. If they’re too small to enjoy the walk, let them ride the bar! Check your favorite charity’s website or facebook page to see if they have any upcoming events this winter.
This season is the best time to get the family together and give back to our communities and those less fortunate than us. Wherever you spend the holidays this season, don’t forget your Piggyback Rider!