December 12, 2013

Spread Joy Throughout the World

Oxfam International
While "Less is More" seems to be the carol this season, not "Deck the Halls" it's still important to remember those with greater need than ours. There are many simple ways to give;
ways that do make a difference. A small contribution can make a global impact if you view it as part of a collective effort. So, whether you'll be home for the holidays, roughing it on the road or globe trotting, here are some simple global gift ideas.
  • Volunteer at your time at a local charity or school
  • Spring clean now and donate to AmVets or Goodwill
  • Panera Bread doesn't accept tips for service. Their "tip"  box donations go to local charities
  • Still have things sitting in the boxes from last year that a child or a senior might enjoy? Bring an unwrapped gift to Toys for Tots or to a place like Perkins Restaurants for a senior citizen
  • There are the Salvation Army kettles everywhere
  • Round up purchases to the next $ for charity at stores like JCPenny 
  • Buy a global gifts to help others sustain a living from organizations like Oxfam International. Who knew manure was a gift? But it is, for $12.
  • Make a donation in memory of a deceased family member or friend. A personalized bereavement card will be sent to the bereaved family to an organization like Red Cross
  • Think you have nothing to give, think again, donating blood or becoming an organ donor is an enormous gift!
  • Donate your time to a local shelter, a community garden or a place like some of my favorites ECHO's Global Farm in Fort Myers, FL
There are so many ways to spread hope this season.

From my family to you -
Wishing you a safe, blessed & joyous season!

ECHO's Global Farm
Amvets Donations
Panera Bread Donation Boxes
Donation Centers
Toys For Tots
The Salvation Army

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