I wanted to post up a tiny little Holiday challenge for us to look at and think about.
Here in the United States, it is definitely now Food drive and Toy drive time. It seems I can donate just about everywhere I go.
As usual this year, I am focusing on high demand foods and toys that either promote reading or physical fitness.
High Demand foods include: Baby foods, infant formula, peanut butter, soups, tuna and other high protein foods. I also like to remind people to consider donating low-sugar or no sugar items for diabetics.
I always add in a pound of coffee. Can you imagine not having a cup of your favorite beverage in the morning? I know, it’s not a food stuff really, but…I just feel like it might make someone a little more perky.
This year, I have been shopping all year for the children. I scored big in June when Barbie brand Barbies were on sale at Target for 3.00 a Barbie. So lots of Barbies…not really educational. To make up for that I have been buying jumpropes, books for various ages, crayons (when they were on sale for back to school I snagged extra boxes for Xmas), and balls. I found today that I can get a Basketball, full sized for in or outdoor courts for 4.00 at Target. Not bad.
So I challenge all of you to give something of yourself this season, it might be material goods, like a can of sardines, or a new soccer ball for a child, Or you could be planning on donating your time.
Let me know what your plans are! and Happy Holidays!