Donate a Coat
This time of year, we may take our warm coat for granted, but many are left to face the cold without proper gear. Why not donate a new or gently used coat to a homeless shelter or charity? One Warm Coat is an organization that provides coats to those who need them all across the country. They have a chapter and collection station at The Excell Group in Bothell.
A pot of soup is an appreciated act of kindness on a frigid day. Why not cook one up and deliver it to an elderly neighbor or shelter? We found this great recipe for Baked Potato Soup.
Leave a Coupon
Show some kindness by sharing your coupons. If you have coupons you are not going to use, take them with you to the store. Leave the coupon next to the product for the next person to find!
Donate to Charity
Kindness starts with giving, so give to your favorite charity. There are many great charities out there. In fact, it is National Heart Month, so why not give to the American Heart Association. There’s also The United Way, which supports many initiatives in and around Seattle. Most of the other organizations mentioned in this post accept monetary donations!
Offer to Babysit
Why not offer those who have the toughest job some kindness? Offer a few hours of babysitting to parents who can’t afford it and don’t have time for themselves.
There are so many opportunities to volunteer in and around Seattle. From Seattle Children’s Hospital to Seattle Works which connects volunteers to opportunities, there are so many ways to donate your time and talent!
Donate School Supplies
Many students don’t have the basics to make the most of their education. Why not donate school supplies to those who need them? Project Cool provides school supplies to local homeless children who may have lost all or most of their possessions.
Any family with a child still in diapers knows the expense of buying disposable diapers. For many low income families, this is a great source of stress, since most government programs like WIC don’t cover the cost. Providing diapers to families is not only an act of kindness, but meets a great need. Tri-Cities Diaper Bank and Westside Baby are great resources and accept donations.
Donate a Book
You can give the gift of literacy this week and donate a book to your local library. The Sno-Isle Library Foundation. has a program that allows you to purchase a book to honor or memorialize a friend, loved one or special event.
Give a Ride
Many people don’t have the means or ability to drive themselves to appointments or other necessary destinations. You can provide a much needed service by driving a neighbor in need to an appointment or to the store.