‘Tis the Season of Giving.
I love Christmas. Everyone is merry and thinking of others. And I couldn’t think of a better way to usher in the holiday than with 12 Days of Good Deeds.
Who’s with me?!?!
Day 1 – Giving to one of my favorite non-profits: www.donorschoose.org. It coincided with #GivingTuesday so it was a perfect way to start off #12DaysOfGiving!
Day 2 – Feeding expired meters to help my fellow travelers avoid a ticket.
Day 3 – Collecting toys for Home For Little Wanderers with a very generous group of friends.
Day 4 – Dropping off slightly used coat, scarves and gloves at Urban Grape, who’s collecting them for those in need. #BostonWarm
Day 5 – Volunteering with Johnathan in the Toy Room at Home for Little Wanderers.
Day 6 – Adding a scarf and hat to the “Giving Trees” at the Boston Common. #GoTerriers
Day 7 – Donating my slightly used running shoes to South End’s Heartbreak Hill Running Company. They’ll give them to someone else who needs them more. Best part, having my good deed matched by New Balance, who’s giving $5 to Good Sports Inc for every “shoe donating” selfie.
Day 8 – Taking pictures for friends’ Holiday card in exchange for a donation to Shultz’s Guest House.
Day 9 – Paying the tab for the person behind us at the McDonald’s drive-thru (bonus points, it turned out to be a police officer!!).
Day 10 – Bringing our neighborhood police station (Boston Police District 4) some holiday treats!
Day 11 – Dropping off gifts to Medford family who lost Christmas presents to a fire that swept through their apartment building. It was a harrowing scene as quick thinking police officers had to rescue the twin 5-month-olds from smokey building. *(Margaret the Dog was a helper, not a gift!)
Day 12 – Sending holiday greetings to family and friends in the form of a donation to the Martin Richard Foundation.