Today I have spent most of my day trying to tick everyone’s present off my to buy list. This time of year I am sure I am not alone. Present giving has always been quite important to me – my love language is gifts. So I am hardwired to want to give, whether its something brought, something lovingly handmade, time or consideration it makes me tick. At Christmas time I can be slightly guilty of buying that slightly larger option available… although over years I have learnt to control it! Where I can I try to watch everyone open their gifts for their reactions. I always spoil my mum a little – well after everything she does for us….
But what about those people who don’t have anyone to spoil them, don’t even have a roof above their head or access to a hot shower. When we sit down to our Christmas Dinner they will be lucky to find someone to shelter let alone a hot meal. So when a friend mentioned to me that you can donate a Christmas dinner I knew I had to find out more.
For just £22.29 I reserved a place at Crisis at Christmas for a homeless person. This will give them three hot meals including Christmas dinner, shower, change of clothes, haircut and health check. As well as support around life changing issues such as housing and employment. Its my act of kindness this Christmastime, my gift to a stranger. I am so glad my friend mentioned it to me as it had passed me by, so I wanted to share it with you all. If you would like to find out more then please visit their website.
Since we are on the topic of giving Wayfair are hosting a #BlogItForward Challenge. Throughout December they are challenging bloggers to do a good deed and to write about it. For every blog that includes the below badge and shares a good deed they will donate £50 to Habitat for Humanity. A good deed can be something simple such as dropping some Christmas Cake into an old persons home or buying someone else’s parking ticket. Its easy for simple acts of kindness to get forgotten as we busy ourselves getting ready for the big day. I hope this has inspired you to take part in the #BlogItForward challenge, please tag me in your posts if you do.