Our perspectives of the holiday season vary greatly, but the common thread seems to revolve around warm-hearted feelings — the kind gained from giving support and acts of selflessness. Giving to something outside ourselves provides a unique sense of fulfillment and highlights what has been created in our own lives through someone else’s act of giving. Through the winter months, our hearts are focused on thankfulness, and as the year ends we reflect on what we have accomplished. Fortunately, the Space Coast region has an ample supply of opportunities to help spread the Christmas spirit.
Not just a time for fun in the sun. Proceeds benefit the Florida Surf Museum and Grind for Life. Grind for Life was founded by Mike Rogers, a competitive skateboarder, who beat cancer twice. He created Grind for Life to provide financial assistance for families forced to travel far for their medical treatment. December 24th in Cocoa Beach.
Space Coast Lightfest
The Space Coast Lightfest showcases more than 3 million Christmas lights. All proceeds go to the Boy Scouts of America. This year the lightfest also partnered with Toys for Tots. Attendees who bring a toy to contribute to the drive will receive a $2 discount on the entry price.
23rd Annual Reindeer Run
The annual Running Zone Reindeer Run is a great way to get in some holiday-themed exercise. A 5K in which holiday costumes are encouraged, the event benefits the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Charities, Inc.-YDC Program. This is the newly formed combination of the Police Athletic League, Public Safety Charity and the Pet Posse. Event: December 8th.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteer with Meals on Wheels to create a weekly habit of giving back, even outside of the holiday season. You can ensure no senior goes hungry by delivering meals to their homes. This also provides a meaningful opportunity to create new relationships and share fortune with others.
Meals on Wheels allows seniors who are not able to prepare a proper meal to continue living on their own. Volunteers deliver nutritious meals and friendliness to the door of those in need.
Call 321-639-8770 to find out how to get started.
Brevard Humane Society
The Brevard Humane Society needs volunteers to do everything from walking dogs to cleaning cages. Those over the age of 16 can fill out a volunteer application, then call the volunteer coordinator to confirm a Saturday orientation. From then on you may volunteer at the shelter and sanctuary as often as your schedule allows.
For more information contact (321) 636-3343 ext. 207 or volunteer.coordinator@ brevardhumanesociety.com.
Be sure to check out our special section of The Buzz this month for additional festivities.