Making a Difference

Great Projects for at Home

THE WORLD NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS. <http://www.moreloveletters.com/>
This is a great opportunity for people who find joy in writing. Use your own optimism and words of advice to transform someone else's day.

MOTHER BEAR PROJECT. <http://motherbearproject.org/>
Put your craftiness to use by knitting or crocheting bears for children in emerging nations. A specific pattern is necessary to meet their requirements and can be purchased for $5.00 through their website.

Great Projects for Donations

SALVATION ARMY. <https://bit.ly/2Gzl1vB>
Donate coats for kids or winter accessories. The Salvation Army is open to partnering with community volunteers for coat drives as well. The winter gear is given to children ranging from infants to 18 year olds. The closest Salvation Armies can be found in St. Cloud or the Twin Cities. Check out this link to find other locations: <http://salvationarmynorth.org/regions/greater-minnesota/>.

SUPERHERO KITS FOR HOMELESS KIDS. <https://bit.ly/2uJudfj>
You can create your own kit, but the link is great for ideas. Children in homeless shelters experience a great deal of stress that can be reduced through make-believe. Help them become their own heroes.

CREATE BEDTIME BAGS FOR FOSTER KIDS. [Stuffed Animals, Blankets, Books, Toothbrush]

THE "STUFFED SHIRT" PROJECT. <https://bit.ly/2mliAU>
Work as a group or individual to put together bags for homeless people traveling from shelter to shelter. Personalize it with a well wishing message and send it off to make someone's life a little easier.

DONATE MAKEUP AND PERFUME TO ABUSED WOMEN CENTERS.

BRING BABY BLANKETS TO HOMELESS SHELTERS.

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS TO DONATE PET FOOD.

SOCKS ARE HIGHLY NEEDED, BUT THE LEAST DONATED ITEM TO SHELTERS.


Great Long-Term Projects

DoSomething.org
Create a major social impact by signing up for a volunteer, social change, or civic action campaign. Their members will work with you to create a movement. As an extra bonus, you may be able to win scholarships through them!