Valentine’s Day is over, but take heart. You can still share your love with everyone! iLIVEcommunity.com encourages YOU to give back to the community that you call home. Everyone tends to have good intentions, but only actions count. A couple of dollars or a few moments of your time could seriously improve someone’s life.
These five little ways to help are simple, quick, and the whole family can participate.
- GRACE: Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange
In addition to professional services and monetary donations, GRACE accepts donations of lightly used household goods and clothing at Donation Station. You can also donate new medical supplies, unopened drug samples from your doctor, and non-perishable food items. All donations help members of the Grapevine community who need assistance during hard times.
- Real Choices Crisis Pregnancy Center, Grapevine
A pro-life clinic, Real Choices accepts monetary donations, as well as new baby items and unopened disposable diapers. Medical professionals and counselors are welcome to inquire about volunteering, as well.
- Roanoke Food Bank – 108 Pecan Street, (817) 491-4451
A quick call to Roanoke Food Bank before your weekly grocery run is a great way to invite someone in need to share a meal with your family – and you don’t even have to cook! Volunteers at the food bank will be happy to share information about the non-perishable items that they need most. Green beans, peanut butter, and jelly are a sure bet if you don’t have time to call. Just drop by the food bank any time to deliver your donations.
- Grapevine and Roanoke Public Libraries
Grapevine Public Library
Roanoke Public Library
Both libraries accept donations of lightly used books to sell. In addition, adults and teens can apply to join the volunteer staff. Be sure to check your local library’s schedule of events for story times, book clubs, and community activities.
- Metroport Humane Society, Roanoke
If you have room in your family for one more, consider adopting a precious pet from Metroport Humane Society. If your house is full of critters, and you simply can’t take on a permanent member, consider fostering a pet until a new home is found. Even if a pet is out of the question, you can help! MHS needs volunteers to answer the phones, coordinate foster homes, care for orphans at Petco, and present humane animal education to local schools.
- BONUS! Your Own Backyard
On any day, at any time, you can put on some gloves, grab a paper bag, and take a walk in the woods, by the lake, or at the park to pick up litter. If every person picked up one piece of trash each day, Texas would be even more beautiful.