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Giving back to your community shouldn’t only happen during the holiday season. Set an example for your students and make goodwill toward others part of your regular routine.

Most of us are more inclined to give back during the holiday season, but these ideas can be used year-round.

A classroom effort will not only generate more successful results, but it will also demonstrate to your students the importance of charitable acts of kindness and the powerful joy in helping others.

1) Food for Films: Organize a classroom (or school-wide) food drive to benefit a local shelter. If your students (or school) reach a certain goal (number of canned goods/food, number of people participating, etc.) have a movie reward day, where students get to vote on a movie to watch (from a list you create) and can have popcorn, bring in pillows, etc.

Make sure they understand it is still an educational event, just more fun than not. Your list should only include movies with an educational component. There are many films that qualify.

2) Classroom Adoption: Adopt a family as a classroom. Lots of organizations arrange for people or groups to “adopt a family” for the holidays. This entails purchasing or arranging for the donation of gifts, clothes, household necessities and food.

While many religious organizations can provide lists, you can also request a family through government organizations, such as your local Social Services office.

3) School Clean Up: Spend time cleaning school grounds; scrubbing out any graffiti, picking up litter, decorating doors, etc. You could work during an advisory/home room period, after or before school, or on the weekend.

By showing students how you value your school’s property, you’ll teach them a lesson about personal responsibility and respect.

4) Community Chow Down: Host a potluck in your school’s cafeteria. Invite members of your community, including members of your city or town government. Have students create decorations, invitations, place settings, etc.

Ask the local news to come cover the story. Families can bring in their favorite dishes with enough to share and prepare to mingle. If a potluck isn’t feasible, try a come-one-come-all spaghetti dinner. An event like this gives both you and your students a chance to meet members of your community and to forge new bonds with people who care.

The holidays always seem to prod us toward helping others and giving back. But don’t let it be a winter-only feeling. The more you give back, the more you get back, and helping students experience such an amazing feeling will resonate with them for years to come.