Try Living with Lucie

If 2016 Was A Tough Year, Celebrate Its End By Giving Back

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After a year filled with joy and love, I decided to use my five-day challenges for some good. This week, I challenged myself to five days of giving and volunteering, attempting to help and thank as many people (and animals) as I possibly could.

I visited a soup kitchen to serve breakfast to those in need, I cleaned puppy cages and socialized with the animals at Animal Haven, I joined a third grade classroom to teach the students about my role at Refinery29, and more.

Perhaps the most touching moment of my week was when I visited the home of an elderly woman through Visiting Neighbors, an organization that provides elderly people with a few hours of company each week. I don't have any living grandparents, so I truly valued spending time and conversing with someone who has experienced so much of life.

Join my exciting and love-filled journey, and let me know through Instagram (@LucieBFink) how you give back and volunteer in your local communities!

About Try Living with Lucie

Refinery29's Lifestyle Host, Lucie Fink, dives headfirst into social experiments, 5 days at a time. Manhattan's very own Millennial survivor-woman is willing to try it all and see what she learns along the way -- testing her mental and physical strengths. New to the city, she is asked to shut off her cell phone for the following work week and then spend a limited $50 the next. Do you know how much the subway costs now-a-days? It's time to watch and learn with Lucie.

How To Volunteer - Guide To Volunteering GivingReleased on December 17, 2016