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'Tis the season for giving. There are several gifts you can give to those around you without stopping at the stores.
Time is one of the most special gifts you can give and more widely accepted than most currencies. Dr. John Lin, MD, Internal Medicine at NorthShore, shares ideas to help spark some thoughts about what unique skills you can share.
Share your skills:
You can also give more than just your time and skills. Take a look around and you may find common household items you don’t need anymore. Local food banks and shelters are always looking for non-monetary contributions. Dr. Lin suggests some items that are commonly needed:
Homeless or Women’s Shelters
Do you have a few of these lying around your household? Make it a family effort! Do some summer cleaning. This way, you can give your time and extra goods to those in need.