As we enjoy our Thanksgiving - a day full of turkey, family and friends - this is the perfect time to take a minute and think about what we can do to give back. We are beginning a special series of reports to show you how easy it is to volunteer and give back this holiday season. It's all part of our 10 Caring Gifts program with Volunteers of America. We want to encourage you to give back this holiday season.

For example, as we give thanks and eat our fill of turkey and all the fixings, we know there are others in our community who don't have anything to eat. Together, we can help change that. We are holding a Food Drive this holiday season. You can drop off non-perishable food items at participating local Greer's stores locations. And, we will make sure that food gets to those who need it most this holiday season.

You can make Christmas brighter for a special child with the Caring Tree. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children who are separated from their families through no fault of their own. Our Toy Drive is underway! Just drop off the toys at any Tire Engineers location.

You can also donate your extra change to help our veterans at any Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union.

We have lots of ways for you to get involved and help others this holiday season! Everything from collecting blankets to donating art and school supplies. Even making a Christmas ornament or card for seniors at area nursing homes.

Sounds pretty good, right?? Here's what you do -- click here for a list of things to do and ways you can get involved. There's really something for everyone to give back and help others this time of year.

We are going to be working with the Volunteers of America throughout the holidays and we will show you what a difference one person, one-group and one-good deed can make. We really hope you will get involved!

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