The holiday season has officially begun! And with all the festivities that go on during the month of December, it’s easy to forget what the season is all about: spreading joy to those all around and taking care of those less fortunate.
As we embark on the 2018 holiday season, we wanted to share some stories of people in the legal industry who are giving back to their communities. All month long, we will be highlighting the great work that attorneys, court reporters and other members of the profession are doing to help make this season bright.
Not sure yet how you’re going to write your own giving story? Don’t fret…to kick-start this series, we’re highlighting three ways you can make someone’s holiday joyful and bright.
- Donate Toys
Looking to gift a child in need with the toy they’ve been wishing for all season long? There are a variety of toy drives waiting for you to get involved! The Ronald McDonald House of Orange County, CHOC Children’s and the City of Irvine all host toy drives during the holiday season. Contact their offices to learn more about drop-off dates and other ways you can get involved.
- Serve a Meal
Food banks across Orange County are always looking for a helping hand during the holidays. Whether it’s donating food or donating your time, you can make a huge impact by giving back to your local food bank. Here’s a list of food banks in Orange County.
- Show them the Money
Many non-profit organizations rely on December donations to fund their annual programs. With these organizations, every cent you donate makes an important impact in the lives of Orange County’s underprivileged families, children and the homeless. Discover some great organizations using this resource.
There are so many great things you can do to make a difference in your community. Whether it’s volunteering at a soup kitchen or donating to your favorite charity, the most important thing is to do something. Authentically giving of your time, talents and/or resources is the perfect way to spread love and joy to others during the holidays. After all, that’s what the season is all about!