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Heart of gold

With the holiday season around the corner, we're all feeling that little extra warmth in our hearts. Use those feelings to bring good cheer with a kind gesture or 42. And whether the gestures are random or intentional, a bit of kindness can go a long way, even if you have only five seconds or an entire day to give.
Heart of gold

When you have an entire day or more


Surprise the family

Make a family day and create a new adventure. A surprise trip around the town can create memories for years to come.


Make a photo memory book

It may not be a gift directly for someone, but creating a photo memory book for the family is something that will be appreciated for years to come.


Organize a care package

Whether it is for someone the group knows or someone else in need, such as a women's shelter or classroom teacher, help organize a care package. Have people bring in items and drop them off for the recipient once they have been collected.


Food drive

Like the care package, an extra few days can be spent on collecting nonperishable foods for a food bank.


Grow out your roots

Go for that chic and sexy short hairstyle you've been drooling over and donate your hair to Locks of Love. The minimum length requirement is 10 inches, so if you aren't there yet, get growing!


Complete an "about me" book

Head to your local bookstore, go to the journal section and find a question/answer book to fill out. Complete it and then save it to pass down to your children. They would love to learn about who their mom was when they were children.


Devote it to a child

It could be a friend, a mentee or your own child. Whoever it is, devote the entire day to them, no interruptions allowed.

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