Instead of exchanging gifts, this year for Christmas my best friend and I have taken the money we would have spent on said gifts and donated it to charities in our local cities. She donated to a women’s shelter and I donated to a local community group that has been purchasing groceries for families in need throughout the pandemic.
The reason I am sharing this is because, if you have the opportunity and the means to be able to help someone this holiday season, it’s a really great idea. I used to think that ‘Oh, $75 isn’t going to make any bit of a difference’, but the truth is, $75 is $75 more than they had before. Every little bit counts to organizations that truly help those in need.
If the person you’re shopping for doesn’t necessarily need anything this year, maybe check with them and see if you can make a donation to people in need rather than buying your friend or family member something. There’s a lot of people really hurting after the year that’s been and whether it’s $10 or $10,000, every little bit counts.
Spread some goodness and kindness if you can, wherever you can.