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Giving Back To Your Community During Christmas Time #CBias, #DisneyCFK

With the economy still in the tank, there are more families than ever that need our help this year. Our church helps several causes (which, in turn, means we do too). First, we donate gift cards to St. Columbanus Parish. The parish is very poor and could definitely use the help especially at this time of year. Their priest is Fr. Mike Knotek, and he is just awesome (he spoke at our parish earlier in the year). We also do a teddy bear drive. They donate the teddy bears to domestic violence shelters for the children there. Lastly, we also donate to PADS (public action to deliver shelter). They help the homeless out and are currently looking for socks and underwear.

We also donate to a wonderful project that Bill's work does. This is 9th Annual Toy Drive. Last year, they collected $879.00 in cash along with toys that people brought in. In all, they were able to purchase and donate over 600 pieces of toys, clothing, and coats. In addition to that, they purchased 16 small family sized dinner preparation sacks, where they put spaghetti, sauce, corn, juice, and several other non-perishable foods to a handful of families who were in need of food. Bill's company has less than 50 people who work for it, so this is awesome.   The part that I love the most is that it was 2 men who came up with this.  We've donated every single year, and it's such a great cause.  I can't imagine a Christmas without enough food or presents under the table.

That is why I am proud to announce that I will be working with Champions For Kids this holiday season.  Champions for Kids began with a core commitment: to improve the lives of children through the leverage of people.  This year they are  launching their first SIMPLE Service Project, The Champions for Kids Holiday Stocking Stuffer Party. Over 650 people have already leveraged their influence to touch the lives of over three thousand children in their communities.  They are hoping to launch many more SIMPLE Service projects.  If you are on Twitter, please make sure you attend the Champions for Kids Twitter party on December 15th at 9:00 EST!  It is such a great cause.

In the coming weeks, you will be seeing a second post from me about Champions for Kids.  I'll be creating a stocking stuffed with toys that I will be donating to the toy drive at my husbands work.  I am happy to play Santa this year.

How are you giving back to your community this holiday season?

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13 thoughts on “Giving Back To Your Community During Christmas Time #CBias, #DisneyCFK

  1. We'll be doing our usual – making a donation to Toys for Tots, and Samaritan's Purse. I'm also working on a campaign to donate a bunch of toys to nonprofit organizations. I can't wait to get my daughter involved with all of these!

  2. What great ways to give back to the community. Honestly, thus far, I haven't had time to give back with end of the semester projects and all. However, I would love to be able to do something like this when I go home for the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What great ways of giving back to the community. Thanks for sharing. The post made me think about giving back and ways that I can get my family involved.

  4. I think what you're doing is a really great way of giving back to the community. Rarely do we see people wanting to give back. It's always taking in that gets people going. God bless your kind hearts and may you find more success in what you do.

  5. i strongly believe in giving back or paying it forward. there was a time when i barely had two nickels to rub together as a single mother and every little bit helped. its important to help others when you have a bit extra to give. you never know how you might make them feel.

    this year i decided to secret santa a child in one of our daycare center classes. he's a sweetie who's mother works at a local gas station clerk. i dont want to be recognized for the deed, i just want the little guy to have light up sneakers like the other littles do!

    one day i wanna be like Oprah and just give money away!

  6. I also believe in the virtue of helping others and giving when you can. I've been through a lot of hard times and I am very thankful to the persons who were there to help me out. Its a wonderful time to give especially now that it is the holiday seasons.

  7. What great ways to give back to the community.We always try to make an effort to give back at this time of year, and to get our children involved in the process. Thanks!

  8. Giving back to the community is always a good feelilng. It's wonderful to know that you have shared your blessing to others who are needy. Not a lot of people would do the same as you did. I have done a few of my own and it always leaves me with a satisfaction in my heart that I am not able to describe.

  9. The season of giving should be done everyday. It is really great that they are giving back out to the community! It's one of the things people should do regularly. If it benefit these kids then it is for a great and we should support it.

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