Gathering friends or family together to assemble a gift box for a needy recipient could be a new, meaningful holiday tradition that you could start this year.
Each kit will contain items specifically requested by people in those groups. You assemble the pieces together, write a card, then send it off. Among the recipients you can choose from this year: first responders, healthcare professionals, the homeless, LGBTQ people, autistic youth, foster children, Meals on Wheels recipients, the elderly in care homes, and children undergoing treatment at St. Jude Hospital.
Shopping for a child in need
Make 2020 a little merrier for small businesses
If there were ever a year to “shop small,” 2020 would be it. Small businesses are suffering and any gift purchased from one spreads cheer twice: first to the seller and then to the lucky recipient.
Many small stores have an online presence or happily accept orders over the phone. Curbside pick-up options are also plentiful this Covid season.
Supporting Black-owned businesses
You can also search Instagram by using the hashtag #SupportBlackBusiness.
Larger retailers doing good
Finally, many larger retailers are giving back this season. If you just want a name brand gift sure to wow a picky tween or teen, many stores and brands partner with charities to give back over the holiday season.
Some companies even make it a yearlong mission to do good.