‘Tis the Season: The Gift of Giving
by Erin Fabio on Dec 18, 2020
We’re here to spread joy, not germs! The holidays are bound to look a bit different this year, so our gifting should too! Many families are facing deeper hardship than years past. Whether you have extra time or extra money to spare, we’ve rounded up a few great opportunities for some holiday volunteering that are guaranteed to help you spread a little extra happiness this season:
Play Santa this year and adopt a letter from a hopeful little elf or their entire household. Go shopping to find them the perfect gift and bring your package to a participating Post Office to get the magic started. The best part? You can adopt letters on your own, or as a team, so gather your coworkers and friends together to make a lasting impact on someone’s holiday memories this year.
Turn your postponed vacay into something greater and donate your frequent flyer miles to Make-A-Wish, an organization that helps provide dream vacations to children with critical illnesses. 75% of wishes require air travel, and Make-A-Wish needs more than 2.8 billion airline miles and points to cover a year’s worth of wishes. Don’t have any miles to spare? Give back by hosting a traveling wish family.
On your next snow day, take time to purge your cabinets and drawers of any unopened, unwanted products. Project Beauty Share provides personal hygiene, cosmetics, and beauty products to non-profit organizations who serve women and families overcoming abuse, addiction, homelessness, and poverty to help restore dignity in their lives. Help Project Beauty Share fill their 2,000 holiday bags with new products to distribute to clients this holiday season. For many women this is the only gift they will receive during the holidays. You can volunteer to help assemble these goodie bags, or sponsor one for only $25.
With celebrity ambassadors like Jessica Alba and Drew Barrymore, you’re probably familiar with Baby2Baby’s amazing initiative. Baby2Baby provides children living in poverty with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.
OLIKA is proud to partner with this amazing cause and help turn your stocking stuffer shopping spree into easy holiday donations. From December 1st through December 12th, for every Family Starter Set sold OLIKA will donate one to Baby2Baby.
So what are you waiting for, luv? End your year, and someone else’s, on a high note with some holiday volunteering & donations.