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Celebrate This Holiday Season By Volunteering

November 18, 2013

What better way is there to give thanks for all you have received this year than giving back to your community this holiday season? There are opportunities to volunteer all year long, but these opportunities come to a climax during the fall and winter holiday season from Nov. 20 to Jan. 5. Celebrate your holidays by giving back to the community this season!

Whether you are looking to serve food to the homeless during Thanksgiving, pass out presents at your holiday gathering or just pet cats and walk dogs this holiday season, there is something for everyone. Volunteer Match is a great resource for finding a place to volunteer. You can narrow your search for places that are looking for volunteers by searching for opportunities that match your interests and location. Choose the best nonprofit for you from the results of your search.

Volunteering Is A Great Experience

Carrie Chapman Catt said once, “Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.” This couldn’t be any truer. You gain so much from volunteering. Working at a charity is a great way to develop a new skill. Often, when we volunteer we step outside of our comfort zone in order to help others. While stepping out of your comfort zone, chances are you will learn a new skill, whether it’s simple communication, learning new recipes, adding art or graphic design skills to your résumé, or just taking away a new story to share at your next endeavor.

Volunteering also looks great when you are looking for work! Most employers want an employee that has demonstrated they are willing to give back to the community and use their skills to help others. With the job market being what it is, volunteering can put you a notch above other well-qualified candidates.

Do Something New This Holiday Season

Maybe you are getting bored, doing the same thing over and over again. You wake up, go to work, go home and watch TV until it is time for bed. You can switch things up by volunteering! The great thing about volunteering is that there are always options for doing something new. With so many organizations in need of volunteers, the options of what you can accomplish through volunteering are nearly limitless.

If you really get into volunteering and begin helping at a few different organizations, think about all of the connections and experience you will gain. Networking is important in this day and age, but even more important are the relationships you will build with the other individuals you work with! Volunteering brings together people from all walks-of-life. Old, young, rich, poor, everyone is affected by volunteering. Expand your horizons by volunteering!

Giving Back Feels Right

Give thanks and give back this holiday season. The holidays can be very busy. Maybe you don’t have time to volunteer, but still want to experience the wonderful feeling of helping your community. Every nonprofit organization benefits from donations. Whether you are making monetary donations, donating clothes, or donating a vehicle, your donations make it easier for nonprofits and volunteers to help the community.

Here at Wheels For Wishes, we make donating easy. We take your donated car, truck, SUV, ATV, RV or motorcycle and turn it into wishes through Make-A-Wish. Your donation is tax deductible and we will pick up or tow away your vehicle for free. It really couldn’t be any easier! All you have to do is call 1-855-278-9474 or fill out this simple vehicle donation form online. The process takes just a few minutes and makes a huge difference in the life of a child with a critical illness.

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CDF also runs the following programs:
Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans, and Animal Car Donation benefiting animal rescue organizations.

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