Money is always tight in our house but every year I always marvel at how spoiled my children get at Christmas. There is never nothing under the tree for them and while some Christmases there is less, they never worry that they will not get what they want.
I have always tried, especially around Christmas to give back a little bit. Before I joined the Santa Shoebox team I ran annual Christmas parties where my awesome readers donated gifts to the charity I chose. I really enjoyed doing it each year.
So how can you give back?
Well you could pledge a Shoebox – I know many of you do do this and we really really do appreciate it a lot.
The Grace Factory is in need of Maternity Packs for new moms. Each pack contains small bag of size 1 nappies, a baby vest (summer), a baby grow (summer), small blanket, pack of maternity pads, Pack of wet wipes, bum cream, baby lotion/ petroleum jelly, small teddy/ baby toy.
Put a hamper together for the security guard/s at your complex, especially the one who will spend his Christmas Day opening the gate for your family.
Or you could do something simple like buying gifts for your domestics children or a new outfit.
You could buy a little Toy That Isn’t. This is a project run by the Topsy Turvy Foundation and their aim is to buy children real toys.
This is not really Christmas related but is a chance to give back. The One Million Comforts Campaign is aimed at collecting one million packs of sanitary pads to give to young girls at schools! You can buy a pack of sanitary pads at your local Dis-Chem!
Most of us have more than we need. Even during a bad month, we have something we can give to someone else.
How are you giving back this Festive Season!