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Be a gift in someone’s life this holiday season! Holiday


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There are so many great ways to give back
to your community during the holidays. This
guide gives you ways to serve, give, shop,
and events to attend in Lubbock that benefit the community! L B K i n d G u i d e Holiday
For more information or to sign up for opportunties listed, please visit:
getconnected.volunteerlubbock.org
Tag your photos with #LBKind and #ServeLBK to share how you are
spreading kindness this holiday season!
Contact us at (806) 747-0551 if you have any questions.


S e r v e
Ongoing: Spend holiday time with residents at the
Garrison Geriatric Education Center and
Carillon Lifecare Community.
Ongoing: Love on some fur-babies at the Haven Animal
Shelter or Animal Rescue of Crosby Country, or give fur-babies a home for the holidays (and beyond) by fostering for the Humane Society
of West Texas.Ongoing:
Come and bake desserts at the Ronald
McDonald House and provide holiday goodies for guests.Nov 13-17: Volunteer for
Meals on Wheels’ Easy as Pie
Fundraiser.
Multiple shifts are available. Nov 17:
Deliver Turkey Day Giveaway Boxes with the
Lubbock Dream Center. Nov 17:
Decorate Christmas stockings with Kingdom
Come Ministries
at Brown Elementary. Nov 17:
Volunteers are needed for crafts and activities
at Fantastic Beasts Literacy Celebration with
Literacy Lubbock at Barnes and Noble in the
South Plains Mall from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Nov 27:
Help with crafty creations at Lubbock Christian
University’s Big Blue Christmas from 4:30 p.m. -
7:30 p.m. Dec 1: Join
Decoration Day at the National Ranching
Heritage Center
for Candlelight at the Ranch
by making ornaments, wreaths, decor, and more.Dec 1:
Bring supplies and lead a craft group at Buckner’s
Children and Family Services from 8:30 a.m. -
11:30 a.m. Bring your business, group of friends, family and more to help kids get crafty. Four groups of ten are needed to volunteer at this event. 3


Dec 7:
Polar Express Extravaganza: Volunteers are needed to help with crafts at
Literacy Lubbock’s event.
Dec 12: Have you ever wanted to experience a beautiful ballet production?
Volunteer for the Winter Production of The
Nutcracker with
Ballet Lubbock. Volunteers are needed for
multiple dates and times.Dec 12: Help
Lubbock Meals on Wheels deliver gifts at 1:15 p.m. Dec 17:
Lubbock Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver Senior
Food Boxes at 1:00 p.m. Call LMOW 806-792-7971 to sign up. (Volunteers are always needed to deliver meals, it only takes about an hour and you can go as often as or as little as you wish. Complete the volunteer forms at
lubbockmealsonwheels.org
, and a one hour orientation and
background check are required.) 4

Easy R . - Ongoing: Cardinal’s Shoe Tree Drive: Shoe tree drive where Buckner, Texas Boys Ranch, or Children’s Ongoing: Barnes and Noble Book Dr[...]



Ongoing: Shopping for someone who already has everything? Consider donating in someone’s name rather than giving them another pair of socks.Ongoing: Donate hay and grain to keep the horses warm at Easy R
Equine Rescue at HF&C Feeds. Host a drive at your place of work, worship, or community center. If you can’t host a drive consider giving to a drive in the community with our
Local Holiday Drive locations . -
Ongoing: Cardinal’s Shoe Tree Drive: Shoe tree drive where
customers can purchase shoes for a child that resides at
Buckner, Texas Boys Ranch, or Children’s
Home of Lubbock. -
Ongoing: Barnes and Noble Book Drive: Book drive where
customers can purchase books that are served by
Buckner Children and Family Services programs.
- Dec 3-8: U Can Share Food Drive: Help the South Plains
Food Bank collect food for the South Plains at Market Street (4th and Milwaukee and 50th and Indiana locations) or at the South Plains Food Bank. Ongoing: Participate in
Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ Easy as Pie
fundraiser at your local Market Street, United, or Amigos. Receive a coupon for a free pie.
- Lubbock Meals on Wheels also needs aluminum cans, pet
food, canned soup (10.5 oz), instant easy prep meal items such as instant oatmeal packets, instant cream of wheat packets, single serve cereal boxes, cereal/granola bars, juice boxes, small cans of tuna or chicken, individual fruit cups, pudding cups, cheese or peanut butter crackers, individual mac 7 cheese, Ensure or Boost. Nov 20-Dec 6: Help
Lubbock Meals on Wheels grant Angel Tree wish
lists for seniors in the community.Dec 12: Volunteers will also be needed to deliver these gifts at 1:15 p.m. Call LMOW 806-792-7971 to sign up. G i v e 5


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Ongoing: Buying gifts on Amazon? Use AmazonSmile to give back while you shop with our List of
Nonprofits with AmazonSmile accounts .
Ongoing: Buy vintage and unique collectibles from the Catholic Charities’ store.Ongoing: Check out your neighborhood Goodwill for
eclectic finds for the hipsters and millennials in your life. Who knows what treasures you might find.Ongoing: Want to invest in the career or education of a young person? Consider paying for a young professional or college student to participate in the
Volunteer Center of Lubbock’s
Transformative Leadership
classes or workshops.
Ongoing: Know someone who has fitness goals for the new year? Consider purchasing a YWCA gym
membership for a loved one.Ongoing: Give the gift of science and encourage learning with a
Science Spectrum membership to the
little Einstein in your life.Ongoing: Purchase gifts from Lubbock Memorial
Arboretum for all the plant lovers in your life.Ongoing: Going to a party or gift-exchange? Buy homemade jams and other goodies from the
South Plains Food Bank at the GRUB Farm.
Nov 14-18: Support the
Junior League of Lubbock by
attending their annual Holiday Happenings to shop for holiday gifts, treats, and décor.Dec 7: Buy gifts from a local artist: First Friday Art Trail is a great time to buy gifts from local artisans. Visit
LHUCA or CASP to find unique gifts for people of
all ages.Feb 23-24: Pay for a loved one’s entry fees to LubbockCon. 7



Here’s a list of some more local nonprofits who have amazing gifts. Many are handmade and they all support nonprofits! Shopping with
Kindness in Lubbock: List of Local NonProfit Shopping Ideas .
-Shop Cogdell’s General Store inside the National Ranching
Heritage Center.
-Buy gifts made with love from the Villagers at High Point
Village! Keychains, signs, crosses, mosaics, and more! Shop at High Point Village or at their booth at KK’s Craft Mall.
-Buy pecans, varieties of homemade quiche, or a personalized
brick from
Lubbock Meals on Wheels. Order forms available here:
lubbockmealsonwheels.org . 8