5 Creative Service Ideas


Here are a few creative service ideas to help get start 2016 on the right note:

1 – Have a Manicure Night at a Nursing Home

Get a group of friends together and arrange with your local nursing home an evening where you can come and give the elderly women manicures.  It’s a great opportunity to listen to stories from their lives and help them feel pampered.

2 – Make Dinner for a Friend

Perhaps your friend is sick, just had a baby, or maybe they just have too much going on in their life.  Bringing your friend dinner on a crazy evening will truly show you’re thinking about them and supporting them during this time.

3  – Teach Adults to Read

See if your local library or community center offers adult literacy classes. For just an hour or two a week you could really contribute to a positive change in someone’s life.

4 – Host a Book Drive

Find a school in your local area and see if they are in need of books.  If so, organize a location where people can drop off book donations.  Create flyers and promote the drive throughout the city and on social media.

5 – Create Feminine Hygiene Bags for Homeless Women

I read this article a while back and was reminded how much we take for granted.  Visit your local shelter and offer

Many thrift stores will sell purses or bags for only a few dollars each.  Clean out the purses and fill with some or all of the following items:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Pads & tampons
  • Lip Balm
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Body wash or soap



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