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’Tis the Season to Give: Ways you can use your time to impact others this holiday season

By Sylvia Garcia Urrutia
Published 11/26/2013

"You can change the world a little—or a lot. Here are some ways you can use your time to impact others this holiday season:

If you have … Try …
10 Seconds Smile at someone.
1 Minute Surprise your waitress/waiter with a note to thank them for their great service.
5 Minutes Pay for the person behind you in a drive-thru line. Log on to and click on “Drive-Thru Difference” for their details.
10 Minutes Donate time or prayers to ADRA, or purchase an animal or water well for a family overseas in need through their Really Useful Gift Catalog. Visit and click on “Get Involved.”
15 Minutes Support or thank our troops overseas. Go to for a list of ways to help.
30 Minutes At, get a list of homeless shelters near you, where you can organize a clothing or food drive or volunteer your time.
1 Hour Follow the example of Steve Chavez, managing editor of the Adventist Review, and spend your lunch break picking up trash in the community near your work site.
1 Day Help Habitat for Humanity build a house for someone in   need—no experience necessary! Log on to and click on “Get Involved.”
1 Week Use your Christmas holiday to “vacation with a purpose.”  Get more details at

Check out these other articles from the December Visitor:
More Blessed to Give—Maddings on a Mission
More Blessed to Give—Teaching Teens to Mann Up
Christmas Unwrapped

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