Looking for kindness inspiration? We offer these suggestions on how to show it in the South Sound.

Compliment a worker

Thank an essential worker, including your bus driver — Did you know Pierce Transit is still offering special transportation to essential workers in Pierce County? If your regular bus schedule has been impacted due to COVID-19, send them a message and it can help you request a personal ride on Pierce Transit. Share with a friend who needs to know!

Pick up trash

Join the dirty pocket club when hiking or biking the local trails. Garbage isn’t meant for the streets, do your part for your city and community by picking up pieces of trash every now and again.

Mentor a child

Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound is always looking for coaches, mentors and corporate teams to give back at a fun holiday event or during summer camp festivities. Spend a few hours two times a month as a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor to a child and you can make a big impact in that child’s life.

Help feed a family in need

Join the Food is Free movement in Tacoma and surrounding Pierce County cities as it supports tables in neighborhoods, grows food for families and helps organize and distribute larger shipments of family food boxes from other government organizations. These nonprofits can also use volunteer help too.

Host a donation drive

YWCA could use your help with teen and young adult needs. These Pierce County organizations could use your help with toys, bikes, hygiene items, household goods and more.

Serve at a nonprofit

Help decorate the Tacoma Rescue Mission for the holidays, shop for the holidays, oversee pictures with Santa and prep and serve a Christmas meal. St. Leo’s Food Connection could use help with warehouse sorting, children’s backpack program and more.

Leave a generous tip

Pierce County’s recent Restaurant Rally encouraged eating out locally while supporting an industry that is desperately struggling right now. Continue that support when you can — and tip as generously as you can.

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