What can we say, we love Morristown.
While this site–and, its editor–did not join the Morristown landscape , it has definitely wormed its way into our hearts. So, for that, bravo.
That said, with that love comes a certain feeling of obligation to give back sometimes. In the spirit of (next up on Thursday), here are five ways we can all give back to Morristown right now.
- You Need to Know About Your Blood: It's red, it keeps you alive, and it may also keep someone else alive someday. But, only if you donate it. is more than happy to take some of that blood from you, either through whole blood donations (which can be given every 56 days) or via platelet donations (which can be given every two weeks, but the donation process can last up to 90 minutes). Check this out if you're interested.
- You Need to Know About Volunteerism: Yes, there are some more obvious (and worthy) places one may choose to volunteer–, –but there are plenty of places that would love your help. Interested in history? Check out and inquire about being a tour guide. Love history and art? What about being a docent at ? Have some knowledge ? Or, how about ? Check out Morristown Patch's volunteer page for even more ideas.
- : Not everyone is prepared to adopt an animal. But, there are plenty of folks who may be able to provide foster homes on a temporary basis. , a new volunteer organization, is seeking people who can provide temporary foster homes for dogs while they look for "forever homes." Food and supplies are provided to volunteers for the dogs.
- You Need to Know About That Junk in the Trunk: Or, in your attic, the spare bedroom, the garage. While some of it you may want to sell on Craigslist (and, possibly be featured on ), you also can donate it to organizations like the , which .
- You Need to Know About Picking Up: One easy way to give back is to simply pick up–after yourself, others. Grab a leftover plastic shopping bag (and, a pointy stick if the thought of picking up someone else's stuff totally ish-es you out) and go for a walk. You're bound not to return empty handed (er, bagged). You may even need to take two bags. While it's not as high-profile as working the line at a soup kitchen, it's just as worthwhile.