There are a number of different ways to do something nice for a struggling child this holiday season who might not get anything this season. These programs are a great way to help teach your kids how to give instead of receive this Christmas; teaching them humility and humbleness. I hold many of these organizations very dear to my heart.
Last year I Adopted an Angel from the Angel Giving Tree that the Salvation Army runs every year through JCPenny. In this program they have children you can adopt for the season and buy them things they need and want for the holiday season. Every Angel on the tree has sizes of shirt, pants, shoes, and a toy or two that each Angel wants.
If you don’t have enough money to spare to go all out on all those toys and clothes do you can do your part by participating in Operation Christmas Child .
In Operation Christmas Child, which I have participated in before and will be participating in this year, you stuff shoe boxes full of presents and necessities for a child in need. For example, in a shoe box for a boy you might put: shampoo, colored pencils, action figures or a yo-yo; just to name a few. You can actually buy most things for your shoe box(es) at the dollar store for relatively cheap. (Mine a few years ago were only about $10-$15 each) For the full list of ideas for boys or girls click on the pictures below:
Finally if you only have the budget for one or two toys please use this extra money to buy a few toys for 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 and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.” according to the Toys for Tots mission statement on their website.
If you don’t have the extra money to spend on these things please consider volunteering your time this holiday season to help those less fortunate than you. Maybe sign up to volunteer at a soup kitchen or maybe use your new found crafting skills to create and give gifts out to the local retirement community.
Whatever you decide to do please do something for someone else this Holiday Season. If you have any question, comments, concerns you can contact me on here and I will answer to the best of my ability. If you would like to participate in any of these programs click on the links above for their prospective information. On their website are drop off locations and who to contact if you have any addition questions that I cannot answer.
Hopefully everyone has an amazing holiday season and God Bless everyone.