Tis’ the season of giving…. Below I’ve listed a few ideas on how you can give a little back before this wonderful 2013 year comes to a close!
Toy-Drive: Spark of Love Toy Drive
If you’re a Southern California Resident, Southern California Fire Departments are participating in the 20th anniversary of “Spark of Love Toy Drive.” Check here to see if a fire department near you is collecting – their goal is to raise over 500,000 toys for children in need. You can drop off new unwrapped toys or donate on the site above.
(note: If you’re not a SoCal resident, Fire Departments all over the U.S. are usually participating in toy or food drives)
2. Adopt -A-Pup: If you’re a dog lover like myself…. adopting a homeless pup is always an amazing way to give back (you usually receive puppy kisses as payment). Below are some of my favorite shelters in the Los Angeles area, but you can always check in with local animal shelters for adoption areas. If you can’t adopt…. shelters are always asking for people to foster (house a pup until he finds a home), donate for food, blankets, & care, or volunteer!
Current Fave: Rascal @ What’s Up Dog LA
3. Sponsor a Meal: Get a group together to volunteer to serve a meal at a homeless shelter. In the Los Angeles area you can adopt-a-meal at the Los Angeles Mission.
There are always good things to be done to help out around the holidays find something that works for you!