5 Ways to Help Others in November
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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 any Sat.-Sun. through Nov. 21 at 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 collects funds for the local community’s food needs. Runners and walkers choose a 10K, 5K, 1K or Tot Trot to run or walk on Nov. 25. $30-$35 at must.enmotive.com.
Acworth’s annual Turkey Chase provides food to the Housing Authority and food pantries in Acworth. Participants choose the 5K Fun Run or 2K Walk, and all ages can join in this fundraiser. Bring a nonperishable food item to receive the Acworth Turkey Chase T-shirt at Acworth Community Center. Register before noon on Nov. 17 for $5-$10 at acworth.org. Race day fees on Nov. 20 are $10-$30.
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.
Gingerbread Give Back
Build a fun DIY gingerbread house while supporting a good cause. Stop by Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Peachtree Corners from Nov. 10-Dec. 31 for a Holiday Gingerbread House Kit with 100% of the net proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity International. Kits come with small candies, icing and pre-cut edible gingerbread walls and roof pieces for easy assembly.
For more ideas, check out How to Give Back for the Holidays During COVID-19.