12 months of giving

Tis the season of sweet treats, snowy weather and giving!

Volunteering and giving is very important to our family, but we found that during the hustle and bustle of balancing family life and careers, we weren’t able to give as often as we would have liked in 2013.

Now that the new year has arrived we want to be sure that our 3 piece family creates opportunities to reach out to our community and neighbors, so we decided to adopt a new tradition. 12 months of giving!

Every month in 2014 we have chosen a way to give or volunteer differently than we have in the past, focusing on attainable ways to show we care and appreciate our community, friends and neighbors. Making a positive impact on your neighborhood and community can be simple and doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or time. Here is our list of fun ways we’ve decided to give this year!

Hirth Family Giving 2014

12 months of giving resize

  • Shovel a neighbors sidewalks and driveway
  • Write a letter to a soldier thanking them for their service
  • Clean up our DVD/CD/Book collection and donate to the library
  • Make a surprise meal for a neighbor
  • Use compensation from a band performance and donate to a local organization
  • Make cards for hospitalized children or seniors
  • Purchase travel sized goodies, put together toiletry bags and give them to a homeless shelter
  • Put together a Humane Society Goodie Box filled with homemade pet toys, food, kitty litter and blankets. If you would like to help the Scott County Humane Society, its easy! Just visit their website
  • Donate food to the Student Hunger Drive
  • Donate extra tools and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Habitat for Humanity often seeks the assistance of volunteers, check out their website if you are interested!
  • Make hand drums and donate to local music organization
  • Rake and bag neighbors leaves

We are so excited about how we will give over the next 12 months! Our first way we are giving is donating to our local library!

Donate to library

 Every gift is worth giving, big or small. How will you give in 2014?

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2 Responses to 12 months of giving

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    Jacqui January 2, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    This is a great list! MLK Day of Servive is coming up soon, too — will your family be doing anything special for it?

    There is an extensive list of local opportunities at the volunteer center too…!

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      Siri January 3, 2014 at 11:47 am #

      Thank you! We don’t currently have any plans to celebrate MLK day, but we are interested in learning what’s going on around town. There’s a fun event at the River Music Experience we attended in years past, but I’m not sure if they are having it this year. I’ll be sure to check out the link your provided as well. 🙂

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