5 Places to Serve Locally This November

November 08, 2021

November is the month of giving! Here are a few places and things you can do locally do to serve this holiday season!

1. Volunteer at the Rexburg Food Pantry - The Rexburg Mobile Food Pantry is managed by a group of community members with food being provided by the Idaho FoodBank. It takes place once a month and is open to anyone in need of food assistance. This is a great volunteer opportunity for all those out there who are looking to give back to their community. For more information or with questions, feel free to e-mail RexburgMFP@gmail.com

rexburg mobile food pantry logo

2. Donate Food or Clothing to The Family Crisis Center - The Family Crisis Center is a great addition to our community that provides safety to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault while engaging the community. According to their website, "Program services include a 24-hour crisis line, shelter, crisis intervention services, immediate on-scene intervention with Law Enforcement, referral to emergency medical services, and legal advocacy. We also provide weekly women’s support groups, weekly children’s support group, individual counseling resources and referral, community education and public awareness, and a community food bank and thrift store."

Family Crisis Center

3. Donate Blood -  According to the Red Cross website, "Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation. " The school often does blood drives or you can go to our local Red Cross in Idaho Falls. 

American Red Cross

4. Grandparent Pen Pals - Write a letter to a person in a local nursing home. Share what’s important to you and ask for the person to respond by sharing what’s important to them. This is a program through BYU-Idaho I-Serve. Contact Matty for more information, 503-809-9365.

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5. Volunteer at our Local Animal Shelter - Their website says, "Volunteering with 4 Paws Pet Adoptions is an important part of the entire program. As a non-profit organization, we owe our existence and survival to volunteers. But! Volunteering with 4 Paws Pet Adoptions isn't just about socializing and petting animals. We need individuals who enjoy working with cats and are willing to help us do what needs to be done at the adoption center." 

hands on a cat