Whether you’re experiencing unemployment, have lost someone you love to the virus, or are simply tired of being isolated, COVID-19 has impacted nearly everyone in some way.
While we could all use a little pick-me-up right about now, there are some people who are in need of more help and support than others, be it financial or emotional!
Are you looking for unique ways to give back right now? With the most recent government stimulus money that’s been given to qualifying individuals, there are some awesome opportunities to share and bless others who are hurting the most!
Here are 5 unique and fun ways to spark positivity during this challenging time!
1. Buy Groceries for a Neighbor in Need
Due to loss of income, some families are struggling to meet even the most basic needs right now. For the average family of four, one single stimulus check could cover at least two months of groceries — that’s two months of comfort and security knowing their next meal is taken care of. If you have a neighbor or friend who lost their job due to COVID-19, bless them during this time but sharing their stimulus check with them!
If you like this idea, but don’t know of anyone specifically in your community, do a quick Google search to see if there is a local “needs” page in your area that’s meeting immediate needs for families in your community!
2. Send Money Digitally to Friends in Need
There’s nothing better than getting a surprise gift — especially when it’s delivered right to your phone! With so many ways to send money digitally, blessing struggling friends from afar has never been easier! Download Venmo or Cash App, make a list of friends and family members who could use some extra support and love, and start sending away!
3. Send Cards and Gifts to a Local Retirement Home
One group that is feeling this pandemic in a big way is the elderly population. Many of them are afraid, experiencing deaths in their communities, and extremely lonely due to social distancing measures. If you’re looking for unique ways to spark joy during this time, consider partnering with a local retirement or nursing home in their efforts to spread joy to their residents!
Some retirement homes are even running special community programs providing individuals with ways to show love to seniors. If you’re not sure where to start, consider calling a local nursing home and asking how you can help them spread joy using your stimulus check!
4. Save it for the Perfect Time to Give
None of these ideas feel right to you at the moment? Tuck the money away in a savings account and wait for the right opportunity to give — whether it’s to a stranger in the grocery store or a friend who needs some extra help come the fall! There’s nothing better than hearing of a need that tugs at your heart and being able to meet it at a moments notice!
Are you planning on sharing your stimulus check with those who are hurting the most during this crisis? Join thousands of individuals who are pledging to give back to their communities! Click the link below!