Stuck inside but want to make a difference?

Friendly neighbour dropping off items for senior

Here’s three ways to make a difference in 30 minutes or less

Feeling the COVID-19 blues? Want to make a difference and help some people? Are you a volunteering machine but can’t get past physical distancing?

Check this out. Several of United Way’s funded partners need your help. COVID-19 has made getting people the help they need more difficult, but you can help.

Here’s three ways you can make a difference today in someone’s life.

#1. Isolation is a terrible thing, but with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, already vulnerable seniors were put at far greater risk. That’s where you come in. Meals on Wheels is more important now than ever before. Individuals stuck at home need a pick-me-up. Now you can write a note to let them know you care!

Just send your letter by email to Don’t include any personally identifying information in your letter – first names allowed – and know that you have made someone’s day better. Meals on Wheels will print your letter and deliver it with a meal.

Or if you live in St. Thomas/Elgin County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Thomas-Elgin is doing a similar thing. You can check it out here.

#2. More of the invisible hero type? How about purchasing and dropping off much needed supplies to local agencies working to keep people healthy. This list can get you started.

Older man recieving gift from kind neighbour#3. Bring Day of Caring home this year. Consider taking 30 minutes to check in on an isolated neighbour or add a special treat for someone on your street to your grocery order. Maybe you could call a friend you haven’t spoken with in a while and brighten their day! These days, we all need a little extra #LocalLove.

Thanks DoGooders!

And stay safe!

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