I decided that I will not bore everyone with the typical Holiday Gift Guide this year. So, instead I am going to give you a Holiday GIVING Guide. What do I mean by that? Well, the holidays are a great time to remember how blessed we all are and to GIVE to those less fortunate. If you’re reading this, you most likely have a computer or smartphone … which means that you are probably cozy and warm in your house/apartment, in your cute PJs/sweats, nibbling on a snack and drinking a good cup of tea/coffee/wine. This means that you have A LOT more than many. There are children in foster care that will not get gifts for Christmas this year. There are parents who will give up a Christmas meal just to buy their child a small gift. There are people who have no home, no warm coat, nothing compare to what we have. And so I have compiled a list of organizations that, with your help, can assist those in need this year. There are probably lots of local organizations that you can find as well, but these are nationwide.
FEEDING AMERICA - search for your local Food Bank
US DEPT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – find your local adoption and foster care agency
SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Salvation Army has also partnered with JC Penney to make buying gifts for your angel easier!
HOMELESS SHELTER DIRECTORY – contact your local homeless shelter to see how you can help
This is a great start for helping someone in need … if you know of any other great resources for Hurried Homemaker readers, please be sure to share them in the comments!