News

‘It’s the season for family Christmas projects and reciprocal gifts





CNN

Whether you’re hoping to do something more meaningful with your kids instead of just going to the mall, or if you’re just looking for some gifts to give back, here are some ideas that can help. More fun this holiday season.

Gathering friends or family together to pack a gift box for a recipient in need can be a new, purposeful holiday tradition you started this year.

Kynd Kit is an activity for the whole family. You choose a cause or group of people that is important to you, and then request the corresponding toolkit.

Each set will contain items specifically requested by people in those groups. You put the pieces together, write a card, then send it off. Among the recipients you can choose from this year: the homeless, victims of domestic violence, immigrants, the elderly, LGBTQ people and foster children.

If your family wants to help adopt a child this holiday season, Let’s rise together is helping children who don’t have a permanent home by providing colorful bags to keep their things in. (Many kids are raised to put their worldly possessions in trash bags.) They send you a panel to decorate, which you then send back. They attached each artwork to a duffle bag, which contained a teddy bear, a blanket, a cleaning kit and a coloring book.

A family art project can brighten the walls of a long-term care facility. Hospital Art Foundation will send you a kit, complete with pre-drawn drawings and art supplies. You color it, create a board of your own design, and return it with a pre-addressed UPS label.

If you can knit or crochet, consider helping out Love knot. You can knit a beanie to support a patient undergoing chemotherapy or a blanket to warm a baby in the NICU.

Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree” Program went online again this year, making shopping for kids in need easy. Simply enter your zip code, add the requested items from their registry to your cart and the Salvation Army will do the rest.

For your caffeine-loving friends, why not send them bird-friendly coffee? These beans are grown under the forest canopy that provides a habitat for birds – important because North American bird populations have down nearly three billion birds since 1970.

And if you want to spend your money at a local bookstore but don’t want to leave the house, consider buying from bookstore.org. They partner with independent booksellers across the country to send your dollars to the stores that really need it.

If you want to support Black-owned businesses this Christmas (or any time of year), the website and app https://www.supportblackown.com/ helps you find stores and services throughout the United States.

The Eat Okra app that helps you find Black-owned restaurants and catering services (buying gift cards helps keep small eateries in business).

You can also search on Instagram using the hashtag #SupportBlackBusiness.

Finally, many of the larger retailers are returning this season. If you just want a gift with a brand name sure to impress picky teenagers, many stores and brands partner with charities to give back during the holiday season.

Some companies even set a mission to do good throughout the year.

If you are looking for a gift for someone who cares about the environment, Patagonia provide a share of all profits to environmental causes.

Ivory Ella donate up to 50% of profits to charities that help elephants, including Save the elephant.

socks company blockbuster give a pair of socks to the poor, for every pair sold.

And what Christmas socks can’t use a matte pencil case and some unicorn-themed erasers? Yoobi sells colorful pens, pencils, and stationery, and with each item purchased, they donate school supplies to children in need.

news7d

News 7D: Update the world's latest breaking news online of the day, breaking news, politics, society today, international mainstream news .Updated news 24/7: Entertainment, Sports...at the World everyday world. Hot news, images, video clips that are updated quickly and reliably

Related Articles

Back to top button