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

13 Simple Service Suggestions

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.