The Season of Giving (All Year Long)

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday – those days are behind us for the year of 2015, and we have the rest of the holiday season to look forward to! Between shopping for the holidays and preparing for the bustle of the end of this month, it’s a great idea to reflect on all of the things you have accomplished and can be thankful for this year.

It’s hard to stray away from the real idea of ‘the season of giving. Getting caught up in Christmas Ornamentbuying presents and searching for sales and making wish lists is all part of the fun, but it’s also a great time to appreciate the good things in life. While many of us are appreciating our health, homes and happiness, individuals in Hays County are still reeling from the floods of 2015,  major job losses or simply need assistance feeding their families a great holiday meal due to difficult circumstances.

There are many ways to incorporate donations to charity in the season of giving. If you’re not sure what to get a friend, Secret Santa or for a White Elephant gift, get a small bundle of candy or snack and proof of a donation towards the food bank in their name. This is a great way to give back to the community, earn a tax write-off before the end of the year and get some stressful shopping out of the way.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ―
Charles Dickens

Holiday DinnerAnother great idea is to use donations as a stocking stuffer or simply to gain some good karma points before 2015 is over! Donations can be made in your own name or you can ask for donations in your name from family and friends. If contributing isn’t possible this month, remember that hunger knows no season, and that  we serve those in need all year long. We operate 52 weeks a year, with six public food distributions a week, so your efforts never go unnoticed.

Thank you to those who have donated and continue to support us! We hope that you choose us this time of year and help those in need.

For information on how to donate, please click DONATE NOW.

 

-Written by 2015 Fall Communications Intern, Kristina Jingling

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