This morning, I had the pleasure of sitting down on the Breakfast Television couch with Derick Fage to chat about feel-good gift giving. I’m all for gift giving and making my kids feel extra special on Christmas morning, but I can admit, and so can they, that we have way more than we need. We are extremely fortunate, and now is the time of year I like to remind them of that and how we have a responsibility to help others.
You can watch the segment here:
Donate old toys and clothes – Some places we donate to are On Rock, Nova and Renaissance. Check your local community to see where you can donate as well.
Reverse Advent Calendar – I must admit this is not my idea, but we have run with it. Share this great message out and teach your children how they can give while they are receiving.
Shoebox project – to read my post about this, click here.
Hannah Alper’s Book – a blogger and youth activist that will inspire your kids to get up and make a difference with all she has done. Here book is now available on Amazon.ca. Click on her title, Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change to purchase it directly.
WE.org gifts – Raffiki means friend in Swahili. What better gift for yoru tween or tween to gift to their friends this holiday? To shop for WE gifts, click here.
Time – My charity event has shown my boys that giving your time can have an impact. I’ll be donating time this Friday morning, to support the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation during their radiothon and I will share my story.
Unicef – showing the boys what other children do not have and what they need with very little of our money is eye-opening to them. Click here to see all the different packages you can purchase in the name of someone you love.
I hope this gives you some ideas to include giving back this holiday season with your children.
I love this!! You rocked it on BT:)
I watched you… Omg so professional.. and speaking from the heart!! Xoxo