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Summertime is the sweetest, and you can help brighten up your neighborhood now. We came up with a list of 24 ideas you can choose from. There are even some you can do from home. Let’s get started!

  1. Host an icy cold lemonade stand on your neighborhood corner
  2. Buy the person behind you ice cream
  3. Start a ‘Thank You Crew” with your friends to help your neighbors
  4. Write a letter honoring the elderly and deliver to the local home
  5. Plant a local garden
  6. Send a virtual card to someone you love
  7. Mentor a youth in need
  8. Clean out your closet and host a clothes swap
  9. Donate your clothes to charity
  10. Walk or foster dogs from a local animal shelter
  11. Leave a small note or gift for your mailperson
  12. Donate stuffed animals to children in hospitals
  13. Make “summer care kits” with shampoo, deodorant, combs, flip flops etc. to donate to homeless shelters
  14. Clean your local park and playground
  15. Promote a Sustainable Development Goal within your community
  16. Have a beach clean-up day
  17. Organize a car wash and donate the profits to charity
  18. Donate used books to your local library
  19. Organize a reading hour for children at a local library
  20. Deliver fresh fruits and groceries to elderly neighbors
  21. Paint a park bench
  22. Call your family and friends
  23. Start a community garden
  24. Help make sure your neighborhood is handicap accessible

Ready to start doing? Here are the next 3 steps to make it happen. 

  • 1. Choose what interests you the most: Narrow down the list and choose what appeals to you most.
  • 2. Research to see what projects you can do in your community: Check local schools, animal shelters, homeless shelters, and nursing homes for more information on volunteering opportunities and see where the best fit for you is.
  • 3. Gather your family and friends to share your idea: Choose a time and date, organize your roles and materials, and get it done!

 

For more inspiration, take a look at our Get Ideas page for some meaningful ideas from around the world. Stay updated with all things gtuned and sign up for our newsletter.

 

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