Help me plan ahead for anonymous holiday gifts
November 3, 2011 8:15 AM Subscribe
I know I'm a chronically early planner, but bear with me. I have two questions about the upcoming holidays:
1) Organizations similar to this one
that sends shoe boxes of toys to needy children.
2) Random acts of anonymous kindess but AT WORK.
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posted by librarianamy to grab bag (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
1) Yesterday we were at a fast food restaurant and they have signs up for the organization that I linked to above. They're accepting donations of boxes (in our region) on Monday, and then it looks like I can donate a box via a local church the week of the 14th. I'm afraid that's too fast for me to pull something together - so do you know of other organizations that a) do something similar (packing boxes for kids in need) and b) are potentially in the States (thus avoiding international shipping and with a later deadline)? I am open to other such organizations that help kids out during the holidays as well. *Note that we already do gifts via Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army.
2) I have already read two previous
threads on random acts of kindness. Morale where I work isn't always the greatest, so I'd like do do little acts of anonymous (but affordable) kindnesses to people I think may need it through the month of December. I've looked online as well, and most of the RAoK blog posts lean towards "doing kindess to teach my children" not "I work in a professional environment." Anonymous is key. I have access to a mailroom, and open cubes. The more affordable the better, because then I can do more (i.e. 10 $5 Starbucks cards only hits 10 people, but a box of candy canes & a note reach more). Suggestions?