Our world is full of needs. There are countless opportunities and ways for us to reach out to those around us; we simply have to open our eyes. We have to train ourselves to see the world through a new perspective, “What can we do to serve those around us?” Sometimes it is even helpful to ask yourself “What could I use right now?”- Whether it be a piece of gum after a dinner date, a car wash, a freshly painted school classroom, or a complete home renovation. The opportunities are endless, we just have to pause and notice them.
Visit a retirement or nursing home The Lodge at Wake Forest on Main Street They do 6-12 activities a day that you can participate in They would love if a group or family would come in with music or a skit/drama Contact Andrew, the event coordinator before you come 919-939-2483
Free Garage Sale Grab your family or meet up and host a free garage sale. Clean out those closets, sheds, and garages. Set it up and then give it away.
Pick someone that you know is lonely and go visit. Maybe it's a new mom, or an experienced mom that you know needs to talk to an adult.
Maybe it’s the elderly lady down the street that doesn’t really have anyone else around. Or maybe it is just someone who could use a positive visit from someone.
Baby Sit Watch someone’s kids for free so they can go out, without the kids. Or if you can, take the kids out and let mom or dad sleep for an hour or two.
Take cookies to local Fire Department or Police Station
Water giveaway Go out to a local park, the greenway, neighborhood, walking trail and hand out water.
Grass Mowing Get a group of people, pick a neighborhood, and mow people’s grass. Or if you have someone in your neighborhood that can’t, offer to cut it for them.
Free Carwash Go and set up in a parking lot, gas station. Wash peoples cars for free.
Redbox next movie on me Before you return your Redbox video, add some cash and a note inside that covers the cost of the movie. You can also throw in a couple extra bucks for snacks.
Pay for the person behind you in line.
Bake something and take it over to your neighbors home.