Service Ideas: 10 Ways to Serve by Washing
10 Ways to Serve by Washing
- Google whether or not your favorite body wash is manufactured by a company that does animal-testing, or look at this list to find companies that don't.
- Offer to wash some of the toys in your church's or community center's nursery or day care.
- Donate $1 to Share Your Soles, enough money for them to wash 30 pairs of donated shoes, which they then send to impoverished countries where shoes are a luxury.
- Wash out some cottage cheese containers, cut a quarter-sized hole in the lids and put them on the containers, then gather some fuzzies and a few toddlers or preschoolers, and let them have fun stuffing the fuzzies into the containers. (Idea: Pinterest)
- Visit ProjectLaundryList.org to find out how best to cold-wash or line-dry your clothes to save energy.
- Wash your neighbor's car or the outside of one of their windows.
- Put six quarters in the coin dispenser of your nearest self-serve car wash.
- Host a reverse garage sale for your neighborhood: gather their used items, wash them, and take them to your local Salvation Army.
- Donate $5 to Ms. Jimenez's classroom at Validus Prep Academy in an impoverished area of New York City, so that she can buy a washing machine and dryer for her students, many of whom don't have access to them at home.
- Sew a pillowcase, wash, and dry. Put it in a ziploc bag and send to ConKerr Cancer.
How Will You Give to Others This Week?
- Have you ever done any of these things? How did it go?
- What other acts of service have inspired you?
- How have others given to you this week and what difference has that made in your life?
How Else Can You Make a Difference This Season?
- Commit to do one act of kindness/service based on the week’s challenge.
- Leave a comment with ideas relating to the week’s challenge as well as your experience(s) performing it.
- Enter to win this week’s giveaway.
- Join #gno this Tuesday and this Wednesday on Twitter to connect with other Mom It Forward moms about the challenge.
What fun ways can you serve others this week?
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