Wednesday, December 23, 2015

7 Simple Ways to Give Back this Christmas

Happy Wednesday! It's Christmas Eve Eve! I cannot believe it! This is the last post before Monday, December 28. Today, I wanted to share with you a few ways to give back this Christmas.

It seems that all of us get something on Christmas, but do we ever really give? Sure you buy a $10 something for a niece or nephew, but do you actually give from your heart? Maybe you should. Here are some ways to do just that.

1. Most importantly on my list is donating to Dressember. "Dressember uses fashion to advocate for women who've been exploited for their femininity. As women take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress for the 31 days of December, they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all women." (source) Dressember raises awareness and money for women and children who are stuck in the vicious and sick cycle of human trafficking. I encourage you to prayerfully consider donating to Dressember which you can do here. You can help free these women!

2. You can do random acts of kindness. Whether that means putting change in the Salvation Army bucket, cooking a meal for someone in need, babysitting for a single mother, creating care packages for the homeless, etc. There are so many options and ways to do this.

3. Buy Christmas gifts for needy children in your area.

4. Shop fair trade and buy items that give back to various organizations. Here, I have a gift guide for gifts that give back that describes each item and how it gives back.

5. Send Christmas cards to soldiers who may not get one.

6. Go to a retirement home and visit with the residents. If you have a special talent such as playing piano, you may be able to share that as well.

7. Volunteer at your local soup kitchen.

Each of these ways will not only help others and make them happy, but it will also bless you and may be an opportunity to share the Gospel.

What do you think?

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