Every year, as Thanksgiving rolls around, we're reminded of spending time with family, eating too much turkey and mashed potatoes, and being thankful for all the great things we have in our lives. And while going around the table during Thanksgiving dinner and having each person say what they're thankful for aloud is great, we've come up with a few more creative ways that you can give thanks, and give back.During this time of thankfulness, we also need to remember those who are less fortunate than us. Sometimes the best ways to give thanks are to help others. We've compiled a list of unique ways to give thanks this year. We promise that not only will they make you feel good, but you'll be helping others have a better holiday season as well.
Sponsor a Child in an Impoverished Country
Millions of children around the world live in impoverished conditions. Sponsor a child to help them have a chance at living a higher-quality life. They'll forever be grateful.
Volunteer at an Animal Shelter
Animals need love during this time of year, too! Animal adoptions typically rise during the holiday season, and volunteering at a shelter to help these animals find good homes not only helps save the lives of these furry creatures, but it also brings joy to families as well.
Visit a Children's Hospital
The holiday season can be a lonely time for sick children. Reading stories, playing with toys, or even just visiting children can help brighten their day and even make them feel better.
Provide Thanksgiving Dinner for a Family in Need
If someone in your neighborhood or community can't afford to provide Thanksgiving dinner for their family this year, provide the ingredients for them. It may be all they need to have the perfect holiday.