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11 Solid Excuses To Step Away From The Computer And Give Back

Make the world a better place this holiday season and #SnapSomeGood!

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1. "I'm playing with puppies!"

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You love animals, right? Of course you do, who doesn't? Volunteering at an animal shelter is a great way to lend a helping hand, especially if you can't commit to bringing a furry friend home permanently.

2. "I'm loving thy neighbors tonight."

Host a dinner with everyone in your neighborhood. Not only will it make your house feel more like a home, but it never hurts to know another person on your street!
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Host a dinner with everyone in your neighborhood. Not only will it make your house feel more like a home, but it never hurts to know another person on your street!

3. "I need some time to sort things out."

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Make the conscious choice at home and at work to dispose of things correctly. Throw out the trash, and recycle the rest!

4. "I've got dinner plans already!"

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Volunteer at a soup kitchen!

5. "Things have just really piled up!"

Once or twice a year, go through your closet and donate the clothes you don't want anymore. Trick: Flip your clothes hanger the opposite direction when you hang clothes up in the closet after you've worn them. At the end of the season, get rid of anything that's on an unflipped hanger.
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Once or twice a year, go through your closet and donate the clothes you don't want anymore. Trick: Flip your clothes hanger the opposite direction when you hang clothes up in the closet after you've worn them. At the end of the season, get rid of anything that's on an unflipped hanger.

6. "I'm payin' it forward!"

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Next time you're getting that small latte, make it two! Paying for the coffee behind you is an easy way to do some good. You never know, maybe you'll start a trend!

7. "I'm expressing myself!"

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Leave little notes of encouragement and love everywhere you go. Take a night to write letters by hand to friends who live far away! Everyone loves snail mail!

8. "I'm busy exploring my artistic side!"

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It's time to put your secret talents on display! Offer to paint a wall mural or art piece for your community.

9. "I've got plans with Mother Nature!"

Become a volunteer for local parks or community gardens! You can make your city a prettier place one flower at a time.
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Become a volunteer for local parks or community gardens! You can make your city a prettier place one flower at a time.

10. "Sorry, gotta run!"

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Get a group together and sign up for a charity race! Not only is it a great way to stick to an exercise plan, but you're also giving back in a fun way.

11. "I'm making plays!"

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Start coaching a sports team at the local gym or after-school program.

Good thing you don't really need an excuse to give back! Show off photos and videos of you helping the community with My Giving Moment and #SnapSomeGood.