Most of us often forget what the holiday season is all about. And that is one word – giving.
It is easy to get wrapped up (no pun intended) in getting gifts for our spouse, kids and friends and, obviously, get bogged down in what others are going to give to us. But, trust me, it is an even better feeling to give something that can’t be wrapped.
One day a month I host a chat for Share Our Strength on Twitter. Share Our Strength is a charitable non-profit whose mission is to end childhood hunger in the U.S. Part of the monthly discussion centers around a food topic like seasonable recipes and must have gadgets in the kitchens. But, mostly, the chat focuses on how to fundraise effectively.
Other than the chat, on Thanksgiving and Christmas I make special treats for our neighborhood police station and firehouse . The officers working when we drop them off are thrilled, and it really makes their day. The 24 x 7 365 days a year workers like emergency workers are often forgotten.
Many companies and stores will make a charitable contribution based on your purchase. Overall, many of these types of donations are made from October through the first week of January, but some are done year round.
Robeez – a really cool kid’s shoe maker – will donate a pair of soft sole shoes to K.I.D.S. with every soft sole purchased through December 23rd
More about K.I.D.S : K.I.D.S brings hope and self-esteem to children in need and their families by providing new clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books and juvenile products donated by leading manufacturers and retailers. The donations move through their network of community social service agencies in the U.S. and abroad to reach children who are ill, living in poverty, or are the victims of natural disasters.
By blogging about how you are giving back during the holidays, you can get a chance to win a free pair of Robeez.