Christmas is a time for giving, giving back to your loved ones and giving back to the community.
As I was driving my partner to work this morning I was flipping through the radio, everyone’s talking about Christmas at the moment, but what struck me was everyone talking about the amazing initiatives happening in Swansea and the surrounding areas for those less fortunate or those in need.
If you’re looking for things you can do in your area this Christmas then I recommend turning on the radio and checking the local radio Facebook and Twitter pages.
Alternatively, here are a few other options you can get involved in:
Operation Christmas Child
Take an empty shoebox, fill it with Christmas gifts and drop it off at one of the designated drop-off areas. I used to do this every year.
There are plenty of places you can volunteer during the holidays, try your local churches, soup kitchens and charity shops.
Buy Charity Christmas cards
Buying Charity Christmas cards mean you’re giving something, you’re getting something. If you read my Christmas cards post then you know this can benefit you too.
Starbucks and Bernardo’s
Bernardo’s have partnered with Starbucks to allow customers to give Bernardo’s children a gift this Christmas. Pop in store, pick a tag from the tree, hand it to the staff and bring in a gift before the deadline. The gift will then be passed onto the child.
Denny’s Rucksack Collection
A brand new restaurant has come to Swansea and it happens to be Denny’s in Swansea who are making moves this Christmas by collecting gifts and donations for the homeless. They are also opening their doors on Christmas morning to feed breakfast to the homeless which I think is a really nice idea.
What’s going on in your area?
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