hhhsantaThere are only 4 more days until Christmas.  Christmas is the time of year for giving.  For decades, families have given gifts to their loved ones.  Gift giving during the holidays is almost obligatory.  A common question people ask are, “What do you want for Christmas?”  Many times the answer is, “Nothing” or “I don’t know.”

Instead of getting creative, we tell people to “think of something” or “come up with something.”  The truth is, the person really may not want anything for Christmas.  So, what do you do?  You could donate the gift.

Here are some options to help nonprofits and those in need, if you don’t want to receive a gift:

  1. Tell the person, who wants to give you the gift, to donate the gift to a charity of your choice.
  2. If your family wants to do a single large donation, you could increase the amount raised for the individual charity.  Discuss the donation with your family and see how much everyone is willing to contribute.  $50 from 10 people is a $500.00 Donation.
  3. Give a gift to a child in need.  Most local post offices and other charities, do a secret Santa.  You take a card with a child’s name, address, and a list of gifts the child is interested in.  You pick out the gifts you can afford and send the gifts to the child via the post office.
  4. Don’t have any money?  You can donate your time at a local shelter.

There is no reason to be a scrooge this Christmas.  If you’re not interested in receiving a gift, make the most of the opportunity and ask the person giving the gift to donate it.

Peter Francis Geraci and his wife, Holly Geraci, are challenging everyone to help Holly make it to $100,000 by the end of 2016. This would be a great accomplishment for Help Holly Help and the organizations Help Holly Help supports. Your donation, to the current grant challenge, will be matched up to $15,000 through 12/31/2016. Let’s make it to $100,000 together!

Leave a Reply