Most places have really reasonable deals on them. A dozen for $3.60, 24 for $6.00.
Now, find a homeless shelter or tent city in your area. Mixed in with the homeless are American family's & children who have become victims of the foreclosure crisis. Single mom's, and an over whelming estimated 7000 homeless children in Sacramento alone!
A box of donuts is not that big of a drop in a budget when we're all tightening our belts, and yet will enable you to do an Act of Kindness & brighten the day of those that are struggling and facing Easter weekend in a shelter, or worse, one of the many Tent City's that are cropping up in Anywhere USA. You can also visit one of your local food banks & drop off a can of soup or any non perishable itme. It doesn't have to be a lot, helping out doesn't mean hurting you. It simply means "give what you can."
It doesn't have to be donuts, although something sweet & out of the ordinary for a struggling & often hungry family can well be appreciated & yet not overly costly to you. (a bag of Easter Candy will work as well!) If you're really into it, grab a loaf of bread, a small jar of mayonnaise & a pack of lunch meat. It doesn't have to be fancy or complicated, just a thoughtful gesture and a simple meal for a family or group of people struggling in the harsh climate of our economic times.
Don't worry that you can't feed everyone you may come across.
What you can do will be enough.
Every little bit we do will add a small glimmer of light in some way to a person who is struggling. The simple act of CARING will inspire someone in ways you can not even imagine and send the message of HOPE and LOVE into the world.
Of course, practice the obvious measures of keeping yourself safe while out doing your good deeds! Take a group of friends, go during daylight hours. Being helpful doesn't mean being reckless with your safety!
Every little bit counts and sends the message that WE ARE UNITED in this plight to help make OUR WORLD a better place for all.
Make a difference where you can however you can.
You can do that. You have that kind of power.