This time of year admit all the rushing, shushing, shopping, carolling and egg nogging; I try to get the family to find one charity that we can donate some time and money to throughout the year. I try to get the family to discuss the idea over Thanksgiving since we have so much to be thankful for.
Here are my ideas for this year:
1. The angel tree
A wonderful and easy charity that children request items and some angels put the request on a Christmas tree and people can pull the request off and fulfill the request.
2. Toys for Tots:
Another fantastic charity that allows the family to visit Toys R Us... my kids are too old for me to to buy toys any more so I could always use a Toys R Us fix.
3. Salvation Army ringing the bell:
My lovely daughter did this for two hours the other night already. Another wonderful charity that raises money for the Salvation Army. Warning.. her ears rang for an additional two hours but still worth the effort for such a wonderful cause.