***8 Days ‘Til Christmas!!!***
We’re getting sooo close to Christmas. The lights are finally going up on the houses in San Francisco. I think the holidays snuck up on everyone this year! I’m still furiously working away on all of my homemade gifts, hoping to be finished everything before we leave on Wednesday. It’s going to be cutting it close.
For today’s giving, I finally got it together and took all of the bags of STUFF that we’ve been collecting since we moved into our new place (9 months ago… sigh) and dropped it off at Goodwill. I love donating to Goodwill because not only does it sell discounted goods for reuse, but they also offer job training and other services to people who have disabilities, or lack education or job experience. In San Francisco, the Goodwill stores employ a lot of former homeless people, and it’s a great opportunity for them to begin to get the work experience they need for their future.
I’m glad I finally got all of that stuff out of the house (although there’s more that needs to go – it’s unreal) but I reeeeally wish that I could have participated in Steph’s Day of Giving today. She ran a 5k with her husband, cousin, and friend – wearing tutus! I want a tutu! It sounds like they had a great time (minus the whole running part, hardy har!).
Want to Join Me in Giving? Goodwill has over 165 stores in the US and Canada. Find a location near you to either do some shopping to support a great organization, or to donate some gently used goods that you don’t need anymore but someone else could really use.