Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Spend Time with your Family And Give Back this Holiday Season

Give Back this Holiday Season
The holiday season always remind us to spend as much time with our loved ones as possible, but what about those who aren’t able to spend time with their family? This holiday season, South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce wants to inspire you to give back, and spend some quality time with family. After all, they’re the greatest gift there is!

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, in simple terms, gives back to those in need wherever, whenever, and however they can. They help disaster survivors, cure hunger, overcome poverty, provide shelter, equip families, teach kids, assist the unemployed, and brighten the holidays. Around the holiday season, you may see the Salvation Army more often because of their Red Kettle Campaign. This campaign is most easily recognized by those ringing bells in public areas next to the red kettle. If you and your family are looking for more ways to give back, the Red Kettle Campaign is a great way to go. The Siouxland Red Kettle Campaign will be ringing it’s bells around the area, and they’re looking for volunteers to help out. The campaign goal this year is $218,000, with the funds helping over 500 families this Christmas. If you’d like to learn more about the Red Kettle Campaign happening in Siouxland this year, please visit their Facebook event.

Cardinal Christmas Basket Program
With help from Dakota County, and support of South Sioux City, the Cardinal Christmas Basket Program will deliver 365 Christmas Food Baskets to underprivileged, disadvantaged, and financially challenged families, along with limited income senior citizens, the disabled, and the Siouxland Family Center. Your help is needed to deliver these baskets to those in need, and what better way to give back to your community and spend time with your family than helping those in need? If you’d like to learn more about this great program and help in the Siouxland community, please visit the Cardinal Christmas Basket Program website.

There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than spending it with the ones you love. But if you want to go the extra mile, find ways to give back in the community this year. It can be as small as donating a dollar to the Salvation Army, or as large as spending the day helping raise money for those less fortunate. Whatever you decide on, the South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce is proud to help give back. Visit our website to browse events in our area, along with more ways you can spend time with your family during the holidays.