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Spread the #Holiday Cheer: Share What You Can!

For some, Christmas is the happiest time of the year; families and friends come together, have dinners/parties and exchange gifts. But for other’s it’s like any other day, a struggle, a worry, a doubt. What will they eat, how long will they live, where will they sleep, how will they tell their child Santa “forgot” their present…?

 
This Holiday season, why not try to go the extra mile to share with those whom need it mostHere are some ideas:
DONATE:
1+3: Thermal socks and winter coats to a homeless shelter, women/men’s shelter. 
2: Canned goods to a homeless shelter or food bank. Make sure they are not expired!
4: New toy(s) to a family in need. There are usually hampers collecting new toys for families in need at school and community centers.
 
VOLUNTEER:
1: Soup Kitchen. Help prep/serve food on Christmas Day.
2: Hospital Ward. Visit those who were forgotten. Read Christmas stories or simply converse. Call your local hospital and ask how you can help!
3: Animal Shelter. Help feed, clean and play with abandoned and/or abused animals.
 
It’s important to stop in the midst of the Holiday Buzz to count the blessings; love, family, friendships, food, health, a home and so on…
 
Promise me you’ll spread the holiday cheer by sharing what you can?

 

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply Roxana Miśkiewicz

    can do… will try ;p xo

    December 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Smash Bravo

    This is why it hurts me to see this season commercialized so much. Because I know there are hundreds of thousands of kids out there, who will get nothing. I agree we have to help and support the places that are helping so many people out. And above all, we have to be thankful for what we have, because even if it’s not as much as we are used to having as is in my case, it is still so much more than what others have. Great post Nina, I will share it.

    December 20, 2012 at 1:47 am
  • Reply ilse giselle

    Great post! It’s nice to see reminders out there that it’s not just about shopping and crazy deals but about sharing what you have with others. You are dope for this!

    December 20, 2012 at 2:04 am
  • Reply Kimmie F.

    Loving this post as well. Will share!

    December 20, 2012 at 2:41 am
  • Reply Betzy's Makeup

    This is a great post

    December 20, 2012 at 5:54 am
  • Reply allergic to vanilla

    Thank you for the reminder, Nina. As sad as it sounds we all don’t think about this enough. I used to volunteer at food shelter, I ultimately stopped, with issues of my own. But I need to make it a priority to always realize someone is worse off than I am, any help is better than no help.

    cheers,
    Carlina

    December 20, 2012 at 7:31 am
  • Reply Sujeiry

    We tend to forget about those who don’t have enough during the holidays. I know I am guilty of that especially due to the hustle and bustle of city living and holiday shopping. Thank you for the reminder!

    December 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Comiendo en LA

    Love this! Thanks Nina for the inspiration!

    December 23, 2012 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Yadira Ambert

    It is important to share the blessings eith others.

    December 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Maria

    I agree!! What a great way to give back which is so important!

    December 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Bohemian Babushka

    Easy to get caught up in the material, and it’s easy to share too. Thanks for the reminder and suggestions.

    December 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Daily Baez

    great post

    December 24, 2012 at 1:50 am
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