Submitted by admin on December 18, 2009 - 11:30 am
I love that during the holiday season people are focused on giving to others. A holiday gift need not be gift wrapped. Sometimes an unexpected, unusual gift is more appreciated. Here are some ideas for creative ways to gift this holiday season.
Give Time: This holiday season I am giving my time to gift wrap at a local bookshop, where the proceeds will go to a non-profit for troubled teens in Los Angeles. Which organization is of interest to you? Call them up and see if they need any volunteers.
Give Skills: What are you good at? Donate your experience or skills. Consider a skill that you have that would be helpful to a charitable organization, such as web design, writing, fundraising, recruiting, etc.
Give Items: Contact your local shelter, Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. and see what they need. Your donation of gently worn clothing, household items, wrapped gifts, canned food and more would most likely be greatly appreciated.
Give Money: Find a trustworthy organization to make a monetary contribution to. Contact the organization to ask how donated money is allocated, short term goals and long term goals. Depending on the size of the donation, it could be tax deductible.
Have other create ways to give? Share your ideas below.
Want to give everyday? Please visit the 29 Day Giving Challenge, founded by La Buena Life member Cami Walker.