The holiday season is all about giving. It’s about sharing love and providing support for your local community.
In particular, the holiday season is perfect for helping to improve the local schools and support students in your area. Regardless of the school’s size or location, your help will always be welcomed.
There are so many simple, yet effective ways that you can support local schools and students over the upcoming holiday period.
Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or a member of the community who wants to help, your support can make all the difference in the lives of many students, educators, parents, and faculty members.
From volunteering to fundraising, here are some ideas to help you get started!
1. Host or Attend a Kit Packing Event
Kits for a Cause has an expert team who can help you to create an unforgettable group volunteer experience. There are hundreds of different charity partners that you can choose from. Alternatively, you can choose your own school to support!
We will help you through every step of the process to organize the finer details of your kit packing event. We want everything to go smoothly for you! When your kits are all packed, they will be sent off to your chosen cause to help schools and students who could use the extra help.
It’s the perfect way to make an impact and support the local schools and students!
2. Donate Supplies
Pencils, notepads, glue…there are so many classroom necessities that your local school might be in need of!
Often, teachers are paying out of their own pockets to buy these supplies. By donating some essential supplies to the local schools, you can support teachers and students.
If you have extra clothes, coats, or winter essentials that aren’t used or your family members have grown out of, you can also donate these to your local school or classroom. Teachers and students will always welcome some warm clothes for the cold winter.
In fact, some schools will organize and facilitate a program where students can find the essentials they need for themselves or their families throughout the year, from winter coats and formal dresses to laundry detergent, soap, and more.
3. Donate to Local Food Banks
Many shelters and schools have limited resources and there are hundreds of people who are living day to day without adequate food.
Donating to local food banks, shelters for women and children, or school boards may feel small, but it is a significant gesture. Your donation can truly make the difference between whether or not a parent or child has food to eat each day.
If you have some spare time, why not volunteer?
You can help out at local fundraisers and food drives. You could offer support for the students in your local area or work for free in the nearby charity shops.
5. Attend School Board Meetings
School districts have a board of education policy-makers. They advocate on behalf of teachers and students, aiming to improve local schools through the management of budgets and policies.
Attending these meetings can help you provide a contribution and make a lasting impact on the students and schools in your community. You can also learn about how to support the district through volunteer work or fundraising events.
Get in touch with a local school in your community to see if you can join a board meeting or find another way to contribute.