I think it goes without saying we all want to make our communities better. However, many of us have no idea where to begin. I have searched the internet and here are some of the ideas that anyone can do to make a difference in the community.
Good or Bad difference:
Weather we know it or not we all have an impact on our community. There are many gangs in the larger cities; however, for the most part these gangs are tearing down our communities. It does not have to be that way. The gangs could do so much more to improve the neighborhoods of our communities. Just think how much good could come from the energy these kids have if they chose to use this energy constructively and how our nightly news would change. We all have a choice in what kind of community we live in. If there is stuff in the community you do not like — change it. However, change the community for the better. If you are angry about what has or has not happened in your life — change it. Here some ways anyone (young or old alike) can help change the community for the better.
Help a child to read better: https://ucando.org
You do not have to be a certified teacher to help a child to be a better reader. What better way for a child to learn to be a better reader than being taught by another kid? An older person is also a good way for children to learn to read better. It gives the child a “grandma” or “grandpa” they may have ever had.
Help in a homeless shelter:
Homeless shelters are always in need of volunteers to cook and/or serve meals. Talk to some of your family and friends about clothing they are not using. The shelters can use clothing of all sizes. By helping out you help yourself as well.
Here is another place that is always in need of volunteers. The local food banks need people to box up food and hand out the boxes of food.
Do not have a grandparent of your own? Go to the nursing home or senior center and pick one out. There are so many seniors that are forgotten and would love to have a visitor to talk to There are hundreds of things a person can do to make a difference in the community. You just have to have the desire and ability to do some of these things and put them to work.