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40+ Easy Ways To Give Back

40+ Easy Ways To Show LOVE To Others 

In honor of Valentine’s we wanted to take a moment and recycle one of our all time favorite posts, devoted to easy ways to GIVE BACK and love others!

{If you’d like to add to the this list, please feel free to email me at hello@blacksheepbride.com with your awesome suggestions!}

Here are some ideas, just in time for the new year!

Teach someone your trade, craft, knowledge, skill

Volunteer at a food bank – Feeding America

Feed the homeless

Share your birthday presents or organize a birthday party for homeless children with The Birthday Party Project 

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(Photo below : Chloe Austin Photography, Surprise Proposal of the Founders of Cup of Love – a Jax based homeless outreach charity)

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Mentor a child at your local school

Sign up for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Clean up trash at the beach, or around your community

Make furry friends at the Humane Society

Help out at a nursing home, VA Hospital, retirement community

Share your own story of obstacles, brokenness with others… Help people see they aren’t alone in their battles.

Volunteer at a hospital, Cancer Center, Ronald McDonald House

Run in a charity race

Invite a refugee family, foreign exchange student, veteran, to your holiday dinner.

Donate your hair, so child with illness and disease, that causes baldness, can have a wig- Wigs for Kids

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Make sweet encouragement cards and leave them in random places around town, like my friends at Hello Happiness Card Company

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Go on a mission trip/humanitarian trip (locally or internationally)

Help fix up/build a home – Habitat for Humanity, like my friend Angie from Pop Goes The Party.

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Deliver for Meals of Wheels

Collect left over wedding flowers and deliver them to hospitals, nursing homes, etc- Floranthropy, Petals with Purpose,

Random Acts of Flowers or Repeat Roses (Photo below courtesy of Repeat Roses)

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Organize a food/shoe/clothes drive

Go to a charity concert

Babysit for a single mom

Go to a public place and gift strangers with balloons or flowers

Serve at a Horse/Animal Rescue

Join a Surfers for Autism event

Help give people clean laundry, with Current

Serve at an organic garden (Photo credit: Beyond the Ordinary Photography)

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Go grocery shopping for someone in need

Participate at a silent auction

Volunteer together at the Great American Teach In

Go Flea’ing (Flea Market) and decorate your home with some recycled swag

Make baked goods and deliver them to your neighbors, or donate a cake to someone in need of a pick me up with Icing Smiles

Clean someone else’s yard, that might not be able to.

And there you have it…

Want to share the ways your give back with us? Tag us on Instagram : @theblacksheepbride !!!