5 Ways to Help Others in November
Find a new home for your kids’ outgrown bikes with Free Bikes 4 Kidz. Donate new or gently used bikes of any size, including tricycles, that are in good rideable condition and need minimal repair work. Drop off sites include The Spindle and The MET. You can also volunteer to help clean, refurb and prep bikes for giveaway. Find out more at fb4katl.org.
Give back from home with Operation Gratitude’s #VirtualVolunteerism campaign to support deployed troops, national guardsmen, first responders and emergency medical personnel. You and your family can send handmade items, make paracord bracelets, write letters, donate Beanie Babies and more to show your support. Find out more at operationgratitude.com.
Move for Food
MUST Ministries’ Gobble Jog has gone virtual for this year. Runners and walkers choose a 10K, 5K, 1K or Tot Trot and run anytime between Nov. 1-26. All proceeds will go to the local community’s food needs. $35 at must.enmotive.com.
Acworth’s annual Turkey Chase provides food to the Housing Authority and food pantries in Acworth. Participants choose where and when to run or walk the 5K. Bring a nonperishable food item to receive the 2020 Acworth Turkey Chase T-shirt at Acworth Community Center. Register before 5 p.m. on Nov. 20 for $10 at acworth.org.
Take a Puzzle Walk
The American Lung Association in Georgia has created their first scavenger hunt called the Puzzle Walk in Decatur. The walk was created in collaboration with Clue Town to make ready-to-solve puzzle hunts. Sign up for the Puzzle Walk and receive a packet of puzzles that are solvable with information found at local checkpoints. This is part of the virtual LUNG FORCE Run/Walk event, which raises money to end lung disease and address COVID-19. On view through Nov. 30. Registration is $35 at bit.ly/ATLLungForce.
Chores for Charity
Help your kids learn the importance of helping others. With the BusyKid app, parents assign chores and then the money earned can be donated to one of 20 charities. Additionally, the goal is for kids to learn real money management skills, including saving and investing. Available for $19.99 a year (free version for ages 3-5) at busykid.com.
For more ideas, check out How to Give Back for the Holidays During COVID-19.