Every Christmas Eve we have a family tradition that means the more to us then any gifts: cooking for a local homeless shelter. We work as a family to peel, cut and cook our famous sweet potato casserole (with pineapples and cinnamon) in big containers that we take over while still hot. We have a group that works together serving and the others cooking. It is a family activity that we do together and our sons get the gift of learning to give back to their community. We also make decisions on what charities we give to as another family activity.
With all the focus on holiday gift shopping it is important to take a break to think about ways you can give back this holiday season. Today is Giving Tuesday and many organizations and individuals are sharing how they are giving back. Here are some posts with links highlighting their favorite charities.
MommyPoppins is having a virtual food drive.
Estelle Sobel Erasmus shared a list of 54 writer’s charities on the Huffington Post.
Cool Mom Picks discussed Family Volunteer Opportunities.
MomTrends shared thoughts on putting joy in the season by giving.
#TeamBlogalicious shared their favorite picks from Giving Tuesday.
Glennia Campbell shared information about Advocates For Youth.
TechSavvyMama discussed Gifts that Give back for the holidays.
Jim Higley discussed #HelpCampKesem to help youths with Cancer.
Please share charities that you support during the holidays!