Regardless, today I’m kicking off 5 days of holiday gift guides but we’re kicking it off with the best – Five Gifts That Give Back.
I’ve been feeling so blessed this year and I want to give back. So while I know that I still need to be mindful of my own financial situation, I want to give however I can and in more ways than just one. I started brainstorming and here’s what I came up with.
This time of year there’s plenty of food drives and coat donations so these should be fairly easy to track down. My gym had a food drive beforeThanksgiving so I cleaned out my cabinets and gave a bag of food. I’ve also started a pile of clothes that I don’t wear or don’t make me feel confident. Why keep something you won’t wear when there’s someone out there who could use it?
Besides just giving food, you could give your time at a food pantry or by ringing a bell with the Salvation Army.
3. Holiday Giving Tree
Whether at your church, doctor’s office or somewhere else, there are many giving trees that give us an opportunity to help give a child a present they otherwise may have get Christmas morning.
4. Retailers that give back
Not just the TOMS Marketplace but there are many retailers that give back with your purchase, especially online. Find one and get your holiday shopping done while knowing you’re giving back.
5. Run a race for a cause
Like my Santa run on Sunday, so many races give back to charities. Find one, have fun running it and know that at the same time, you’re giving to a good cause.
Now it’s your turn, take a moment to realize how blessed you are and find a way to give back.
What are your favorite ways to give back?
Any other ideas on how to give back for the holiday?