Holiday Volunteering: 7 Ways to Give Back

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Tis the Season

The holiday season is a natural time to reflect on the blessings in life, and there’s no better way to do so than giving back to the community through service projects. There’s a whole world of ways to give back that extend beyond volunteering at a soup kitchen or donating gifts to needy children.

Before you dive into a project, consider the qualities of your family and the needs of your community, to find one that matches both.

"Think through what goals you have for your family that are leading you to volunteer in the first place," advises Robert Rosenthal, spokesman for the website VolunteerMatch.