What are you doing this holiday season to give back?
My change purse is totally empty right now after seeing an Air Cadet standing outside of the mall this weekend. I dumped all of my change into his bucket because I felt bad for the poor kid (it was pretty chilly!). On my way out of the supermarket I bought a toy for a toy drive and put it into the donation bin. I also purchased a few gifts for a family some friends and I are sponsoring through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. And that was just this weekend – Mother Teresa I am not, but I am sucker for anyone who asks for help, especially at this time of year.
I’m lucky enough to be thinking about decorating my house, trimming the tree and making cookies next weekend, while others may not have the opportunity to do the same. I may only be doing small things to help, but hopefully it can make a difference!
This will be the fifth annual holiday season that Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm will be running a holiday fundraising campaign. They are collectively raising money for the SickKids Foundation, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation.
The campaign runs until December 14, and each store will provide you with a chance to donate at the check out while you are making your purchases. Wait, what? You need a seventh throw pillow for your guest suite? Sounds great – while you are at it make a donation to charity at the cash register! I’ll be doing the same.
In addition, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids will feature select holiday gifts with a portion of proceeds benefitting the participating hospital foundations. Since you will likely be shopping at one of these places this holiday season, why not pick something up that will help others at the same time?
The items below found at Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn kids will have a portion of their proceeds benefitting the hospitals I mentioned above.
Happy holiday shopping!
Photos courtesy of Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids