This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Create the Good for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Every day, we hear about ordinary people giving back in extraordinary ways – from building wells in Africa to children starting non-profits from their passions. Kindness can be as simple as opening the door for an elderly person, or picking up litter on the ground. However, if you’re wanting to try something bigger, it can be hard to know where to start. If you want to use your skills and passions, Create the Good is for you.
Create the Good connects people with local places needing volunteers. You can search by location and keyword to match your interests. Whether your passion is helping animals, recognizing veterans, or giving the homeless a helping hand; Create the Good has thousands of volunteer opportunities all across the US.
This Christmas season, Create The Good is having a 25 Days, 25 Ways to Give challenge that can be completed from anywhere. Once you sign up, there is a chart full of 25 acts of kindness available for you to complete. Each opportunity is great for families, as even the youngest members can contribute. Ideas range from making a meal for a homeless family, grabbing groceries for a neighbor, complimenting strangers, or simply calling a friend feeling under the weather.
In addition, every act of kindness completed gets you entered in a sweepstakes. Create the Good is giving away 25 $100 Visa gift cards, and are offering a grand prize trip for two to Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vermont.
To kick off our Create the Good challenge, we decided to start with baking cookies for local librarians and firefighters. For our librarians, we baked some pumpkin spice cookies and chocolate chip cookies, and for our firefighters we made over three dozen chocolate chip cookies. (tip for baking for firefighters/police officers: they eat about two to three times as much as your average person.)
It was also fun for the whole family, and even our six year-old had a blast participating! The library was busy, but Ms. Lori stopped to pose for a quick picture. And, selfies from the fire station:
— So what are you waiting for? Take the challenge to give back, and join the 25 Days, 25 Ways to Give campaign today!
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