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Make Life More Meaningful with These 5 Ways to Give Back on Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for all the wonderful things moms do for us. Giving back is a great way to show our love and gratitude for all the mothers that help our families, our communities, and our world. We can make life more meaningful by giving back to our mothers on Mother’s Day.

Here are 5 Fun Ways to Give Back this Mother’s Day:

1. Volunteer with your Mom

Volunteering at a local shelter or soup kitchen is a great way to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of those in need. Not only will you be helping those who are less fortunate, but you’ll also be spending quality time with your mom. You can prepare meals together, serve food to those in need, and even clean up afterwards. This is a great way to bond with your mom while making a positive impact on your community.

There are many organizations that need volunteers, such as the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, and local food banks or homeless shelters. You can search online for local volunteer opportunities and find the one that’s the best fit for you and your mom.

volunteer with your mom

2. Make care packages for seniors

Many seniors are isolated and lonely and have little or no family close by. Making care packages for them is a great way to show your love and appreciation for them. You can make these packages with your mom and fill them with items such as puzzle books, tea bags, and other treats.

You can also include a handwritten note to let them know that they are not forgotten and that they are loved. Reach out to your local senior center or nursing home to find out how you can donate these care packages.

3. Plant a tree for your mom

Planting a tree is a meaningful way to give back to the environment and honor your mom at the same time. You can choose a tree that has a special meaning or significance to your family, or simply pick one that you both like.

If you don’t have a suitable place to plant a tree, you can also donate to an organization that will plant a tree in a country that needs it. Together you can show your love for Mother Earth this Mother’s Day.

plant a tree for mothers day

4. Donate to a cause that your mom cares about

Making a donation to a cause that your mom cares about is a thoughtful way to show your love and appreciation. Whether it’s a charity that helps children, animals, or the environment, there are many organizations that are in need of support.

You can make a donation in your mom’s name and let her know how much you appreciate her by choosing a cause that is close to her heart. You can also donate your time by volunteering at a local event or fundraiser.

5. Cook a meal for your mom

Think of all the meals your mom has made for you and decide that this year you will make one for her. This is a great way to show your love and appreciation while giving her a special treat. You can plan a special menu that includes her favorite dishes or try out a new recipe.

If she enjoys cooking, you can do it together. Otherwise, ask her to put her feet up and keep you company without lifting a finger. You can add special items to the meal – decorations, flowers, or treats – that will make it personalized just for your mom.

make a meal for mom on mothers day

Make Life More Meaningful

Life is more meaningful when you enjoy it with the people you love. Mothers have a lifelong job of looking after their kids and providing support for a lifetime. Giving back is a great way to show our love and appreciation for our moms this Mother’s Day. Whether it’s volunteering at a local shelter, making care packages for seniors, planting a tree, donating to a cause, or cooking a meal, there are many fun ways to give back and make life more meaningful. So let’s take this opportunity to show our moms how much they mean to us and make this Mother’s Day a special one.

Check out 365give.ca or these blog posts for further ideas on how giving can make life more meaningful:

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Tammy Lawrence
Tammy Lawrence
Tammy is a founding member of our Board of Directors at 365give and, after years in non-profit, she currently works from home as a freelance writer while raising her kids. Always passionate about children and youth and giving back to the community, Tammy found a perfect fit with 365give. “I love being part of a global movement that is creating a society where people feel good about themselves through giving back.”

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