The Fourth of July is coming up—what are you doing to celebrate? Most people will organize big parties and potlucks, have friends and family over and watch a great fireworks show. What if you could do all that and show your patriotism by giving back? Dedicate yourself to a new way of celebrating Independence Day by volunteering this week. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Give back to veterans—A simple, direct way of honoring the U.S.A. is by thanking soldiers and veterans. There are so many ways to give back: volunteering at the V.A., sending a box of items to troops overseas and writing Thank You letters to soldiers and veterans. This is a simple way to show gratitude and patriotism.
Help a parade—If you have children, you may want to get the kids involved and volunteer for a parade. You’ll be celebrating Independence Day while educating children about the holiday and how to work in a team. Look into building a float or making pinwheels—these are hands-on patriotic projects that are great for a family.
Fundraise for a cause—Maybe you’re already dedicated to a cause other than helping veterans and community parades. You show your patriotism year-round by giving your time and effort to causes that help your community or country, so take the opportunity to host a Fourth of July-themed fundraiser to help your cause.