Surviving the Holidays: Pay It Forward

Thanksgiving was last week, and it made me realize that there is so much to be thankful for that I take for granted all the time. With the holidays coming up, I want to pay it forward.

JCPenney’s is helping Salvation Army with their Angel Giving Tree campaign. Angel Giving Tree is where you choose a child and get them some items on their wish list to help make their Christmas a little brighter.

I’m doing Operation Baking Gals for the third time in a row, and especially with this time of the year, this is a great opportunity to show the troops how much you appreciate them! If you are interested, definitely sign up for a team!

Of course, you should consider donating any food in your pantry that you think you won’t need or use anytime soon. You can also volunteer your time at your local food bank. I used to do this in college, and as generous as people are with donating, they need people to package the food in boxes to give to families! It only takes a couple of hours of your time, and it’s very rewarding to know that you are helping!

So, if you are thinking of helping out during the holidays, these are all great ideas. If you’ve done volunteering during the holidays before, are there other organizations that you’ve helped out that you can suggest?

Interested in the rest of the Surviving the Holidays series? Check out these topics. :)



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