As you probably know from your mailbox (especially all those charities), today is #givingtuesday. It's a way to call attention to helping others at this time of year. I'll be posting many giving opportunities this month, but wanted to highlight a few for today. If these don't work for you, consider finding some way to get your kids involved in giving today, explaining how while we're shopping for ourselves and our loved ones, that we can take a day and think about others who may not be on our lists.
It doesn't have to be buying things either. It can be volunteering or sending holiday cards to troops overseas. It can be baking something tasty to take to the elderly person in your neighborhood, or calling Grandma to say hi.
Check out our post that just went live today for Passports with Purpose, where bloggers are raising money to help farmers raise crops in a sustainable way, in Honduras. You can win fabulous prizes donated by Bay Area sponsors Schoola and Breathometer, as well as many others, through this contest and fundraiser. More here.
If you have some clothing or toys to donate, Mommy Nearest provided a list of a few clothing/toy drive drop-off locations, which you can see in the graphic below.
Another option is Serramonte Center in Daly City, which is collecting toys and jackets, through One Warm Coat and Operation Santa Claus.