Jocelyn, Life In A Leotard
“I love giving back this time of year because the season of Christmas is about giving, sharing His love and spreading hope to others, at least in my eyes. What better way to give back at this time of year than to brighten a child’s Christmas? It’s amazing to know that you are making someone feel loved and warm inside, especially by spreading the magic of Christmas. This is why I love giving through Operation Christmas Child, run by Samaritan’s Purse.
Jordan, Petite Modern
“Growing up, my mom taught me how to carefully wrap and care for each gift as we prepared to put them under the tree. Now that I am older, I love shopping for, and carefully selecting, gifts for my loved ones. I am like my mother in this way. She also asked us to set aside part of our allowance growing up to make sure we had enough to fill a box for “Operation Christmas Child.” We would pick out socks, toiletries, coloring books, and small toys, all for a child less fortunate than us. We would wrap up an old shoe box, fill them with our toys and gifts, and send them off to a boy or girl of a certain age group in a third world country. To this day, I try and participate by filling at least one box, or gathering with a group of friends to work together on multiple boxes for the organization. It reminds me about the true meaning of christmas: loving beyond reason, and giving way more than we could ever imagine. It still warms my hart, even as I grow older!
Kaylyn, Modestly Exposed
Kaylyn has written a whole post explaining her heart for giving back & starting a movement to #exposeyourkindness. She provides both big & small ways to spread cheer, love, & peace this season.
This season, I’m teaming up with my church to volunteer & package up meals in order to bring hope to those in my community. I have done things like this before, but this will be my first time as an adult. I love praying over each box, for each family that will receive these meals, that they will be filled with hope & peace during difficult times. You never know that what seems like a simple meal will mean to someone.
If you live in RVA & are interested in joining me, sign up here. Come on your own, or gather a group of friends or family together. Make memories together that make a difference.
Ideas for giving back while you shop:
Spirited Slogans FEED Mugs
Toms Rose Gold Metallic Lenox Sneakers
“With every pair of shoes you purchase, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One.”
ROMA Rain Boots
“Every pair of ROMA Boots sold, a brand new pair of rain boots are donated to a child living in poverty. For You. For All.”
“Beauty that gives back: Your purchase of a full-sized Tatcha skincare item will fund a day of school for incredible girls through their Beautiful Faces, Beautiful Futures partnership with Room to Read.”
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