A great way for members to share their ideas during a meeting can be through brainstorming activities. Have members research different community service projects that your chapter could possibly complete during the Holiday season.
After about five minutes of brainstorming or so, allow the groups to stand and present their findings to the rest of the members.
A few ideas:
- Deliver cookies to the employees at a fire station, police station, or hospital.
- Recruit several families or businesses and adopt a nursing home. Buy a simple gift for each resident (lotion, slippers, holiday throw blankets, etc) and arrange a time to deliver the gifts.
- Send Christmas cards to veterans and current military personnel overseas.
- Deliver a baked good to your neighbors.
- Leave a Christmas card in your mailbox for the mail carrier.
- Go caroling at a nursing home.
- Volunteer to read a Christmas book aloud to your child’s class … or contact your local bookstore to see if you can schedule a time to read aloud to their children’s section.
- Ring bells for the Salvation Army.
- Host a packing party for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry through Samaritan’s Purse that sends a shoebox of gifts/personal items to a child in a Third World country for Christmas—which is often the only gift the child will receive.