4 Ways to Love Others This Week
Valentine's Day is here and while date nights and classroom parties may take center stage, there's never been a better time to show some love to your neighbors. There are many causes in Oklahoma City that rely on a helping hand from volunteers and there's never been a better time to start giving back. Here are a few worthy causes that need your attention.
Help local foster kids.
There are thousands of foster kids in Oklahoma City and there are endless ways to support them, their foster families and their biological families. You can become a foster parent yourself, become a CASA volunteer or sign up for CarePortal to immediately start meeting the needs of local families.
Shop to give back.
Our Thrive & Dime blogger recently wrote about a thrift store in Oklahoma City that helps support an assortment of charitable causes in southeast OKC. Shopping at the Shidler-Wheeler Community Thrift Store helps support a pre-school program, a housing program, after-school programs, teen and adult work programs and more. Buy your next gift there and you'll be spreading the love in more ways than one.
Show love to area pets.
Last fall we highlighted places in the Oklahoma City metro where families can adopt pets. The article also features a variety of local non-profits needing donations of time or resources. Whether or not you're in a position to adopt a pet right now, there's plenty your family can do to serve area animals.
Volunteer as a family.
We have a handy guide to volunteer opportunities in Oklahoma City to help local families get connected with practical ways to help others. Opportunities range from making sure local babies have diapers to feeding the city's elderly population.