WHAT WILL YOU GIVE THIS TUESDAY?
This is a sponsored post for GiveForward.com all ideas and suggestions are my very own.
To me giving Tuesday is the most important part of the Christmas season. We sit around on Thanksgiving and remember all of those blessings and then the next day we trample each other to find something on sale. I don’t do the Black Friday sales or the Cyber Monday sales but I do join in on Giving Tuesday. It is a very important movement started by GiveForward.com.
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Alot of the times we get what is called “bystander effect”, according to GiveForward.com. This phenomenon refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders. In other words, the greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that any one of them will help.
I can’t always donate money but I do try to find someway to lend a hand. For alot of people this is the hardest time of the year. People trying to make it everyday have the added expense of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Also people on fixed incomes who only get one check a month and making that stretch is sometimes near to impossible. There are so many ways that we can help the less fortunate. These include working at a homeless shelter, donating food to a food pantry or even donating old coats and clothes to the Salvation Army or Goodwill.
This year for giving Tuesday my husband and I are starting a new tradition. We will be volunteering our time this season to the “Meals on Wheels” program delivering food to people who may not get out to shop for themselves. This is very new to us and we are very excited about it. I will also be donating food to our local food pantry and trying to find some way to help other people who have children in the NICU unit. It is a very trying time to have you child laying in the hospital, especially at this time of year.
Most of you know that I am always trying to hit you up for money for the Alzheimer’s Association so that is one option, also I also would like to see some donations go to the Wounded Warrior Project. I have a son who served a year in Afghanistan. I am very thankful that he came back to us whole but there are quite a few changes in him since he came back. He has been diagnosed with PTSD and it is very challenging. There are alot of soldiers out there like him. They have no physical problems but need support getting back to their regular lives.
Whatever or wherever you decide to give your money or your time. I think it’s awesome. This is the one day of the year when we are determined to help people who really need it.
Where do you plan to give this year? Will it be money or time?
Appreciate the good, laugh at the crazy, and deal with the rest.
I love you momma!