The Holidays are a time to gather with family, share traditions and give to the less fortunate. This year remember all the charities in Georgetown and Austin when giving.
The cool thing about giving is you don’t have to be the #1 donor to a charity. Just give what you can, everything helps. Some people can donate their time and time is a valuable resource; while some people can give money and that helps strapped budgets.
Many charities accept used clothing, toys and household goods – when was the last time you gave your closet a good cleaning and got rid of all the clothes you don’t wear? I hear people say things like “No one would want to wear that,” or “That is so out of date.” When it’s cold outside side clothes are clothes and you aren’t looking to make a fashion statement – just stay warm. Find a charity that has a cause dear to your heart and donate your used clothing, it might make you feel good.
At this time of year many places are accepting toys for children: Blue Santa, Brown Santa and the barrells to leave toys in. You don’t have to fill the barrell but maybe a toy or two. Wal-Mart had board games on sale this past weekend for $5 and a 5 pack of Hot Wheels for $3.50. It might be all a child gets for Christmas. It might make you feel good.
Helping a charity doesn’t mean being the #1 donor - a couple of toys, used clothing, household items or toys your children have outgrown.