The Rebbe encouraged several practices during the month of Elul.
1. Increase the giving of Tzedaka
2. If one hasn’t heard the Elul shofar blowing after Shacharis they should hear it after Mincha.
3. Provide food for needy peoples’ Yomim Tovim needs.
4. Make Farbrengens in conjunction with the 15th of Elul, the day yeshivas Tomchei Temimim was established
5. Celebrate Chai Elul with the study of Chasidus and Farbrengens