We’re counting our lucky clovers this weekend, why? In case you don’t know tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! Let the parades, “Kiss me I’m Irish” stickers, and everything green begin. St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to celebrate not only being Irish, spring being around the corner, and good luck, but it is also the perfect time to perform a little charity!
How can you turn a day of drinking green beer into a day of charity? It’s easy, choose from one of these fun ideas and get your volunteer party started!
You don’t need to find a four leaf clover for good luck when you are doing good works!
- Host a bake sale for good: Whether you want to get your kids involved in volunteering or you’re just a cookie monster yourself, a bake sale is a great way to have fun, while doing good. Choose a good cause or a nonprofit that really means something to you. Bake up some of your favorite St. Patty’s Day treats (shamrock sugar cookies?) and raise some money! You can set up your stand at your town’s St. Patty’s Day parade, neighborhood, etc. Donate the money you raise to your chosen good cause or nonprofit.
- Host a St. Patty’s Fundraising event: You can make this a day of celebration, while raising money by turning games into charity fundraisers. For example, fill a jar with shamrock shaped candies. Place the jar in your kid’s school, neighborhood clubhouse, etc. Those interested must donate a set amount of money to guess how many shamrocks are in the jar. The one who is closest to the amount will win a donated prize, while the money goes to charity.
- Irish jig flash mob: Gather your friends, neighbors, or family members together to perform an Irish jig style flash mob. Explain to the crowd that you are doing this for charity if they would like to donate to your cause.
- Let your volunteers know you are “lucky” to have them: Thank your volunteers for all of their hard work on St. Patrick’s Day. We all know you would be out of luck if you didn’t have their help.
- Host your own Irish pub: Gather your community members together for an Irish-style pot-luck. Ask guests to bring an Irish dish to the dinner. Your dinner is the perfect opportunity to gather together to discuss the issues that affect your community and how you can work/ volunteer to find their solution. This is the perfect time to form your super volunteer team with your neighbors!
Whether you are searching for four-leaf clovers or pinching those who are not wearing green, show how lucky you are by doing some good tomorrow. What better way to celebrate the luck of the Irish than by helping those who may not be so lucky!
From all of us at HandsOn Network we wish you an early Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
How are you showing your luck this St. Patrick’s Day?