Holiday spiritStarting now and continuing through the holiday season, we will run a list of ways you can spread your holiday cheer this year. If you have an idea for this list, send it to the News-Chronicle office or email it to: email@example.com.
Starting now and continuing through the holiday season, we will run a list of ways you can spread your holiday cheer this year. If you have an idea for this list, send it to the News-Chronicle office or email it to:
Ring it in
Be a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. This is an opportunity for groups, families, and individuals. Two-hour time slots can be arranged by Micky Murdock in the Two Harbors, 834-2837.
Bring it home
Deliver a meal to someone who is homebound. A friendly smile and hello can bring joy into someone’s life. It takes about 40 minutes to one hour per day. Team up with a friend to make this more fun. Routes are available in Two Harbors for one day per week. Subs are also needed, especially during this time of year. Call Arrowhead RSVP at 834-2280, ext. 108.
Offer a ride
Several programs are in need of drivers to provide transportation for people. If you enjoy driving this could be a wonderful way for you to make a big difference in someone’s life. You can pick the assignments that fit your time schedule. Mileage payment is supplied for most driving assignments. Rural Rides is especially looking for volunteer drivers. Call Arrowhead RSVP at 834-2280, ext. 108.
A simple visit
If you enjoy visiting with people, perhaps playing a game of cards, reading to someone, writing letters or having a cup of coffee, this is for you. This can be an individual, family or group activity. Several agencies have volunteer opportunities in this area. Call Arrowhead RSVP at 834-2280, ext. 108.
Feed the world
Some local churches and individuals are teaming up to help support Feed My Starving Children, a Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s starving children, hungry in body and spirit.”
Caleb White, youth worker at Evangelical Free Church, and Jamie Ryan, youth worker for Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais, took 20 high school students to the Twin Cities area in August to help pack food. They started their fund-raising for a larger volunteer project in the region in 2011.
The goal is to bag 300,000 meals. The hope this year is to raise $57,000 to purchase the food.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match the first $10,000 that comes in by Dec. 15. The second part is to gather 500 volunteers to work at each location.
Call Gary Zinter at 226-3442 or (800) 777-4533.