Thursday, December 13, 2012

A great Cause

Don’t get me wrong….I love getting presents! I think though, I like giving a really good one even better. I’m not one of those people that can just go at the last minute and grab whatever…it’s got to be right. What can be any more right than giving someone what they REALLY need??
Trust me…I know how busy we all are this time of year, but isn’t it a great time to stop for a minute and think about those that have been injured or set back from unforeseen circumstances. There are so many ways to give to your community that costs very little if anything at all.

Hailey and I recently went through all of her little baby toys and gave them to a family that really needed it. The mom had to go on leave from her job very early in her pregnancy and then ended up having her baby prematurely. Needless to say, she ended up staying home a lot longer than they had planned. I’m sure going from a two income family to one unexpectedly with three kids can be challenging.  I was so excited to be able to help them out!

Another notable way that just came to my attention is the Holiday Hurricane Rebound program that is sponsored by Touchstone Crystal (a member of the Swarovski Group). The goal of this program is to support the roughly 250 independent business women on the east coast that were severely affected by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. These women depend on income generated from in-home party sales and were unable to have them due to the devastating effects of the storm.

The aim is to have people from anywhere in the country partner with a specific Touchstone Crystal small business owner on the East Coast that was devastated by the storm. In addition, Touchstone Crystal will make double jewelry credit awards available to any remote host who signs up for the program.

To see some of their beautiful jewelry you can go here. If you would like to get more information on the Holiday Hurricane Rebound Program you can go here.

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  1. It's so nice to give back!

    We were given so many things for free with our first baby and instead of selling them I passed them on to other new parents to use for free. It's nice to be able to help those who are in need and it benefits everyone. They get something they need and you walk away feeling like a better person!

    1. I agree...we've donated most of Hailey's stuff as well. It's amazing how good it makes you feel to just do something so small to you or I, but HUGE to someone that really needs it!


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