Tis the season to be jolly and give back to the community. As you spend time with your family and friends during the holidays, take a moment to think about those who are less fortunate. It’s easy to get caught up in the midst of all the commercialization and we often forget what is truly important; celebrating the connectedness of all of humanity. This year we are encouraging you to think less about receiving, and more about giving. Sure getting presents is amazing, but watching someone open the present you just gave them is infinitely better.
Some people within your community may not be able to get any gifts this holiday season, and we are asking that you think about them this year. There are many ways that you can give back to the community. Below are some ideas on how you can get involved. A nice gesture would be to provide some home cooked meals to a shelter or home near you. Giving someone a home cooked meal can be just as meaningful, if not more so, than receiving a gift. This is a charitable act that the entire family can get behind, which will in turn give you more time to bond with them. Place the meals in one of our large tote bags such as our Insulated Grocery Tote (CM5462) to ensure they stay warm until they are ready to be served.
We understand that this is a time-consuming charity act, and not everyone will have the time, however, if you would still like to help out, you can buy some fresh groceries, non-perishables, and personal care items and donate them to a local food bank or soup kitchen. They will be grateful for your contribution and will put the resources to good use. You can load the goods into our durable and spacious Non-Woven Insulated Shopper Tote Bag (HT3037S). Make bundles of goodies and donate each one to a different food bank. As a bonus, you can imprint a custom message to wish everyone happy holidays and spread good cheer!
You should also keep in mind the necessities of individuals beyond the holiday season. You can help out by donating products to organizations that operate year-round. For example, donate a backpack full of supplies for children returning to school after the Christmas break. Our Budget Backpack (CM3023) is the perfect product for this good deed. Add a notebook such as our: Spiral Notebook (CM2020), and complete it by throwing in some pens and this Solar Calculator with Sticky Notes (CM2033).
A truly charitable act recognizes that there are differences amongst individuals, differences such as economic disparities that do not allow underprivileged individuals to enjoy this season to the full extent. The season of giving brings out the best in people, but it should not only be for a season. It should be all year long. This holiday season we are encouraging you to make it about giving – as we believe that through acts of kindness, together we can make the world a better place.
Interested in making promo products part of a charitable gift? We would be happy to work directly with you in support of a good cause! Contact us today to find out more about our COMDA Gives program.