Giving back this season

The Holiday’s are a season of happiness in my world; a time of celebration, thanksgiving, and indulging in anything and everything festive. I’m kind of a freak about Holiday’s and tend to go overboard when it comes to decorating and checking off that “to-do” list. But I’m not naive to the fact that this special time for me, may not be so special for everyone. There’s a number of reason’s why the Holiday season can be a sad and lonely time for other’s. In fact, I read somewhere that the highest recording of suicides happen around Christmas time. This just breaks my heart.

One of the ways I’ve decided to give back around this time of the year is by purging my house and “throwing” (or giving) away everything I don’t need. I can’t tell you how many pieces of clothing just sit in my closet year after year without being touched, and the moment I decide to get rid of it, I instantly think of a reason to not give it away. Why?! I think I might be considered a borderline hoarder but I’m changing my ways 😉

“Purging” and giving away items benefits everyone involved. My house is now clear of unused toys (I can’t tell you HOW many we had!), and my closet looks like a closet again 😉 But what makes me most happy is knowing that others will gain substantially and feel blessed by these items all for really at no cost involved. The Glad to Give campaign has helped me make this possible by providing access to find local charities to donate my items to. I encourage you to do the same! Go to , scroll down, and enter your zip code. From there it will give you options of centers of where to donate your items. We used the Glad & Gain Scented trash bag as it provided stability for the literally 100’s of items we donated.

This post was created in partnership with @getglad, however, all opinions are my own.

In the picture above, he is saying goodbye to one of his (many) large stuffed animals. They take up half of his room space so we found a new home for this little guy.




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Giving back this season