After the spending frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we could all use a reminder that the holiday season should also be about giving back and helping others. Our November give back project was KVC Kansas, an organization that supports foster children and families. We adopted 4 “angels” from their foster program and purchased gifts from the children’s wish list. We adopted 2 girls and 2 boys, ranging in age from 1 to 8 years old. We purchased clothing and outerwear for each child as well as toys, such as dolls and a baseball glove. The gifts will be delivered to the KVC office and then provided to the foster families before Christmas.
Yesterday, December 2nd, marked a fairly new campaign known as Giving Tuesday. Only in its third year, the movement hopes to raise awareness of the needs of charities. Giving back can be accomplished in many ways, big or small, and doesn’t always require a monetary donation. We challenge you to remember those that are less fortunate this holiday season and find at least one way to give back.