Giving Is Good For Your Health! 5 Ways To Give Back This Thanksgiving

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Giving back to your community and volunteering helps so many people, but did you know that by helping others you can actually help yourself? It’s true. Giving back is proven to lower your cholesterol, reduce stress, help with depression and increase your happiness.
With that in mind, here are 5 ways you can give back this Thanksgiving. You’re welcome! 🙂

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Donate To The Food Bank

The Barrie Food Bank kicked off their Thanksgiving Food Drive last week. Their goal is to raise 150 thousand pounds of food and $100,000 in donations, but the need is high all year round as more than 3000 local families visited the food bank in the past year.

"We except everything you would put into your own cart," Peter Sundborg Executive Director of the Barrie Food Bank.

The Barrie Food Bank excepts fresh food and bathroom essentials.

Become A Big Brother/Big Sister

This is a commitment you should make if you’re ready to keep, but the fact is there are a lot of kids in our community in need of mentoring. Everyone who signs up to be a mentor says the same thing – you sign up to help a kid, but you’ll be surprised by how much the kids help you.



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Visit A Seniors Home

We all try to visit our elderly family members as much as we can, especially around the holidays, but unfortunately there are many people in out community who go without a visit from family. Whether to teach a class, or even just a quick coffee & a chat. Just a little can do so much to lift someone’s spirits.

“My mother absolutely loves living at Amica at Edgemont Village,” says Simon, the son of a resident. “The place was…

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Volunteer At A Local School

Teachers are over worked, underpaid and have one of the most difficult jobs out there. They need help! Whether you read stories to elementary school kids, monitor at recess, chaperone field trips, or spend a Saturday cleaning up the school grounds, your time will be so appreciated.



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Organize A Charity Yard Sale

Fall is the perfect time of year to de-clutter, before we all hunker down for the long winter months. Have a yard sale (or organize one in your neighbourhood!) and donate the proceeds to charity. You’ll feel better about the new state of your home, and you’ll be donating much needed funds to a charity of choice. Win-win!