The Holiday season is the best time of year to give of yourself and your time. Find an organization in your community who truly benefits from the Holiday eagerness to give.
As a mom, non-profits for children are always a good place to start. Area children's hospitals and shelters are always in need of extra help and gift giving. Take toys to your local Toys for Tots, the children will thank you for it later. Something else that some of us strive as parents to do, is get the children involved. Find out at the local hospital or nursing home if you can bring a child in to participate in the spirit of giving. They will learn a valuable lesson and you will bring joy to someone's day!
Another suggestion is Adopt a Mom for the holiday. JustForMom is participating in a program for women in transition, who are often forgotten about as they struggle to support themselves and their children. Wrap a gift and take it to a local shelter, you are guaranteed to brighten a mom's day! If you would like more information on how you can participate in this via the JustForMom web site, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We often think about the way the Holiday's make us feel, but we forget about people who are less fortunate and suffering at this time. Take a day or two out of your schedule to brighten another human being's day and the reward you will bring to yourself is a full heart. You really can make a difference in One person's life!