The holiday season is a time to celebrate traditions. Traditions have many benefits, they help us stay connected to family and friends, teach practical skills and values, create memories and strengthen bonds. This season is a great time to start a volunteer tradition with our family, book club, faith community or school if you don't have one already. Make a difference in your community, while also spending time with people you care about and having fun doing it.
People from all over the East Coast, have shared their stories with us about their holiday volunteer traditions through our Share ONE, Give ONE campaign and we love reading these inspirational memories. We are thrilled to start the Volunteer Square team tradition of giving back one hour for every submission we receive. Please help us by sharing something y
ou do with your family, school or faith group or something you do on your own each year at the holidays. We really want to know and promise to pay it forward by donating 1 hour of service per story to a nonprofit organization that needs volunteers.