The Perfect Gift

What would mean the most to you this holiday season? Giving the perfect gift, receiving the perfect gift, or making a difference in someone else’s life? As I write this, I know in my heart that the most meaningful of all is to give to those who are in need, and I will admit that I always could do more.

Each act of kindness can change the world.

By donating a present to a child in need for Christmas, it’s an opportunity to give them a smile on their face and in their heart. Or it could be the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s daily life that they would have never had if it wasn’t for a thoughtful donation. Either way, each act of kindness can change the world. It really is the perfect gift.

There are many non-profit organizations out there making a big impact and here are a few that my husband and I are grateful for and proud to support.

Community Sharing Project

An organization that works with the local residents to provide a bountiful Christmas to needy residents of Danby, Dorset, Pawlet, Rupert, and Wells, VT.

No doubt there is a local charity in your community taking care of those in need. Take a moment to google it and find out more about the changes they are making.

Heifer International

Empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but their approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty.

Giving the gift of a goat, a heifer, a sheep, honeybees, or more gives hope and prosperity for a family to live, learn and grow.

Toys for Tots

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. 

What joy does it bring to your heart thinking about a child receiving a gift at Christmas time when they may have not received anything at all?

World Vision

A Christian humanitarian organization. They partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Many years ago my husband and I started sponsoring a child. It is a monthly contribution of $39 to give her (or him) a better life.

Thinking about the needs of others and what they may never come close to experiencing or having, this makes donating money and/or time something that makes me smile. Also, I find when I’m focusing on those in need I feel less stress during the holidays, and it brings much more meaning and joy during this time, too.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Share with me below: What charities do you support and why?

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