What better time than Christmas to emulate the example of Jesus Christ? He spent a lifetime in service to others, and we can serve others, too.
This year, the Light the World initiative is broken into four weekly themes: Light the World, Light Your Community, Light Your Family, and Light Your Faith.
There are countless ways we can serve. Yesterday, Nancy of Wyoming Breezes taught us about the Quilt of Valor Foundation. There are countless organizations that could use our help, but sometimes it is hard to know what charities are out there, and exactly what help is needed.
Enter justserve.org. With the click of a button, you can put in your zip code and find a list of organizations near you. You can also search by interest. Perhaps you want to help animals, or you want to provide disaster relief. You can search for projects that meet those interests.
Similarly, if you are involved with a charity that is in need of more volunteers, you can list your organization on justserve.org. The site is free to use, both for charities and individuals.
I searched the site a couple of weeks ago, and found dozens of opportunities in my area. I reached out to one of the organizers, and had the chance to participate in a couple of projects. I'll tell you more about that tomorrow.
In the meantime, check out justserve.org and see if there is something in your area that matches your interests.
Don't forget the giveaway this week for a #LightTheWorld Christmas ornament! Read yesterday's post for more details, including how to enter. Good luck!