Giving Back This Holiday Season
Tis the season for fa la la la's and ho ho ho's. But what are you doing this year to share the true meaning of the season? The birth of Jesus Christ.
So far this holiday season I have had three different opportunities to give of my time and talents to share the true meaning of Christmas with others.
The first opportunity I had to volunteer was at the Operation Christmas Child warehouse sorting shoe boxes to be sent to children around the world. If you are not familiar with Operation Christmas Child I highly encourage you to check out their website and watch some videos on their purpose. Operation Christmas Child allows you to pack a shoebox full of gifts for a needy child. When volunteering at the warehouse you sort through these boxes to ensure every child has a full box of goodies and that there is nothing breakable or food that will melt in the boxes. It was a ton of fun to volunteer. My favorite part was seeing the cards that children from the US had written for the children they were sending their boxes to...so sweet it just melted my heart!
The second opportunity I have had to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas this year was by volunteering at the Winshape Christmas Party for foster children. This was such a neat volunteer opportunity and I really believe I was blessed by the children more than vice versa. My favorite part was at the end of the party when the children received Christmas gifts from staff members at my company. The pure joy on their faces was enough to bring me to tears.