The holidays are a natural time for people to look for opportunities to give back to the community and provide support for others who are less-fortunate. Some Meetups are built for these activities all year-round.
Random Acts of Kindness Volunteer Meetup in Dallas, Texas is one of those Meetup groups. Since 2007, it has had one simple mission:
“To bring hope and a ray of sunshine to those who perhaps may be in need of some…”
Over the past eight and a half years, they’ve hosted over 1,660 successful Meetups, and unlike some Meetups that go on hiatus during the holiday season, they’re more active than ever.
For Christmas Eve, they’re teaming up with another local Meetup group called Volunteer Love to support a mission to house 500 homeless men, women, and children in a hotel to celebrate Christmas Day in a safe place with clothing, gifts, and “lots of love”.
The generous spirit of the holiday season is alive and well all across the Meetup ecosystem.
In fact, did you know that Random Acts of Kindness is not a completely random idea? It’s also a movement.
Find, start or organize a local Meetup group, and you may find many great opportunities to partner with organizations to support these wonderful and not so random initiatives, throughout the holiday season and beyond.