13 Simple Service Suggestions

    “13 Simple Service Suggestions,” New Era, Oct. 2012, 40–41

    13 Simple Service Suggestions

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    Service ideas don’t always need to be done on a large scale to make a difference. Consider some of these ideas this month.

    • Write a letter of thanks to your parents or a teacher at school or at church.

    • Surprise your parents by washing the dishes, vacuuming, or doing other chores even when it’s not your turn.

    • Visit senior citizens at a nursing home.

    • Sit with someone new at school or in class at church.

    • Send a thank-you note to one of your leaders after an especially meaningful lesson or activity.

    • Start a book club in your area. Or help teach siblings or other children how to read.

    • Teach a friend how to make a friendship bracelet (or teach some other skill you have).

    • Wake up early and secretly wash your family’s car.

    • Volunteer at a local animal shelter.

    • Brighten someone’s day with a smile.

    • Share your copy of the New Era with a friend who does not subscribe to it.

    • Offer to cook dinner for your family or a neighbor one night.

    • Pick up trash in your neighborhood, such as at school or in a park.