As we pause this month and express our thankfulness, it should also be an opportunity to think about how we can spread the joy within our community. From volunteering to supporting local organizations that do great deeds, there truly are ways for everyone to pay it forward.
Thanksgiving food distribution for the Center for People in Need:
As a community-based nonprofit, the Center for People in Need works throughout the year to provide resources to lift people out of poverty. For Thanksgiving, they host a special food delivery (between Nov. 23-25 this year) and are in need of volunteers. Apply ahead of time to help.
Meal and gift donations for the Friendship Home:
With support, shelter and advocacy services for domestic violence victims and their children, the Friendship Home is an important part of our community. During the holiday season, they welcome meal and gift donations.
Thanksgiving day meal service at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach:
With daily meals for anyone who walks through their doors, Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach serves a wonderful role in Lincoln. With so many meals, they always welcome new volunteers and donations—but especially as they provide a warm Thanksgiving meal. Apply now to help serve.
Gift wrapping volunteers for the Boys & Girls Club:
Throughout the year, the Boys & Girls Club offers safe spaces, educational programs and positive mentorship to children and teens. For the holiday season, they welcome donations and volunteers to help wrap gifts.
These are just a few of the many wonderful organizations that are improving the lives of people in the region. For more information or to discover other ways to get involved—now and throughout the year—you can search greatnonprofits.org to find organizations that match your interests.