How Hip2Save Reader Melissa Gives Back to Serenity House

‘Tis the season of giving

Given the spirit of the holidays, we asked our readers — “If you had an extra $100, who would you help and how?” Well, the Hip2Save community came forward with an endless amount of charities stationed all over the globe. ❤️

Our first winner, Melissa, chose a charity she’s been volunteering with for five years now — The Serenity House of Huntersville, NC. Their mission is to take care of those who are sick and who only have a few months left to live. To lessen the burden that comes with end-of-life care, residents stay in the home free of charge. Volunteers like Melissa make meals, administer medication, keep up hygiene, and spend time with residents. The Serenity House relies on donations of food, household essentials, cleaning supplies, and pretty much any other common home products.

For Melissa, she’s seen so many residents enter the home understandably sad – though, after just a few days with the volunteers, their smiles return. And it’s not just the residents who feel a lift of joy! The families are usually exhausted from working tirelessly to take care of their loved ones, so to feel some relief and see happiness come back to their family members is just as uplifting. While the residents, of course, need some love, their families feel just as valued.

Because the Serenity House needs to function like any other household, Melissa used her $100 gift card at Target to pick up staples for the home, such as laundry detergent, soap, coffee, trash bags, and more! We couldn’t be more thrilled to have a member of our Hip2Save Community so dedicated to bringing smiles to faces of others experiencing hardship.

Thank you, Melissa, for all you do!

We’re so inspired and so thankful Melissa shared her community impact story with us. Stayed tuned for even more giving back stories from Hip2Save readers that embody the true spirit of the holidays!

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