The holiday season is the perfect time of year to show how grateful we are by helping others in need.  Not everyone will spend the holidays in a warm home surrounded by loved ones, but those of us that will can make the season a little bit brighter by donating time, food and gifts to those less fortunate.  To make it a little easier for you to do so, here is a list of places where you can volunteer or make donations in the Memphis area:

Team Max Thanksgiving Meals - Join Team Max and serve those in need in the Memphis community.  Volunteers are needed to prepare gift baskets, pack out 1400 meals, and help to deliver meals.  Click on the links to volunteer!

Memphis Union Mission - The Union Mission has all the volunteers it needs for Thanksgiving Day, but there are many other ways you can help! Honor loved ones by donating to Union Mission and they will receive a beautiful Christmas card letting them know of your gift. You can also volunteer to serve meals throughout the season, or make donations to the donation drive.

St. Mary's Soup Kitchen - St. Mary’s Catholic Church Soup Kitchen serves the communities poor, homeless and less fortunate.  They serve more than 300 servings a day! Want to help? Click here to donate, or sign up for their Dollar a Day program and for $1 a day provide a warm meal to someone in need.  If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up here.

Mid-South Food Bank - The Mid-South Food Bank makes it super easy to help.  You can purchase the 2017 Holiday Card to send to friends and family while also helping to end hunger.  You can also participate in the Cookie Letter program. The Cookie Letter is a unique way to purchase food for the hungry while also honoring friends, family, or clients.  Click here to discover other easy ways to donate!