Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and that means it’s time to take account of all the blessings you have in your life and reflect on how lucky you are to have those things. It’s also the perfect time of year to think about ways you can give back to the world; what can you do to benefit your community? Volunteering in Baltimore may just be the best way to do that. Let’s take a look at some of the problems Baltimore is facing and what you can do to help.
Thanksgiving food is amazing, between turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. That said, not everyone actually has access to those great hot meals. If you’re lucky enough to have shelter and food for your family, take this time to be grateful and realize that you’re blessed with these things.
For those that don’t have access to food, we can try to help. If your pantry has non-perishable food items that you simply don’t need anymore, consider donating your spare food items to MBK. When you head to the grocery store to pick up those Thanksgiving meal essentials, it would be nice if you picked up a few extra cans of food to donate.
Volunteering With MBK
If you have spare time to offer up this holiday season, consider volunteering here at My Brother’s Keeper to offer hot meals to those who are in need. We rely on a network of volunteers to be able to give back to our community and offer them food when they need it most.
Volunteering has an impact not only on those you’re giving your time to, but to yourself as well. There are many personal benefits for volunteering and it gives you a chance to interact with all kinds of people that you may not normally interact with. It helps expand your social skills while also giving you a sense of purpose and putting your life into perspective.
Talk to My Brother’s Keeper About Volunteering in Baltimore
To learn more about our youth programs, Attendance Affirmation Project, how to help, or to find out more about our services including hot meal programs, employment assistance, health services and identifying possible emergency shelter, call MBK today at 410-644-3194. You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.