The holidays are around the corner! The fun Christmas spirit is starting to fill the air as many people go around shopping for gifts and attending one party after the other. There is great joy reflected in the smiles of everyone around. Almost everybody looks forward to celebrating Christmas every year and while we are all out partying the weeks away, there are some, perhaps our neighbors or other communities that could barely think of the festive season because of numerous struggles.
Helping others during this season is surely one of the best things that we can do in order to have a meaningful Christmas. A lot of people also have the urge to give to the less fortunate during the festive part of the year and the good news is, there are lots of ways to do this. You can provide goods or write a check to your favorite charity or even volunteer to help out in delivering a community’s necessities. Give food to the homeless people or simply go online find an institution where you can donate any of the stuff you do not use anymore. Books, clothes, shoes, toys – these things will go a long way for someone in need!
Another great way to give is through an online Lend A Hand registry on Thankyou. When we speak of gift registries, the first thing that comes to mind is that, they are used only by couples getting married. However, Thankyou is more than just a registry for all your life’s special events. Its Lend A Hand gift registry allows people to organize a list of items that are needed by groups or individuals and communities. Just like a wish list set for special occasions, any item can also be listed on the Lend A Hand registry – be it blankets, medicines, school equipment or just about anything important that the needy do not have. Those who wish to give cash donations are encouraged to directly contact the organization or community that created the list.
There are no fees associated with creating a Lend A Hand registry on Thankyou. People who wish to donate an item from these registries are not charged anything either. Individuals who are giving will be responsible for removing the item from the list and then sourcing it from a store of their choice. With this arrangement, Thankyou and generous individuals are also able to give support to local businesses.
So, if you would like to spread the love this holiday season, get online and check the Lend A Hand section of thankyou. There is a list of available registries that you can access and choose from to donate to, or if you wish, you can set up one for a community, a group or an individual in need and help them get started on the holiday cheer! Remember, it is always best to share your blessings and be a blessing to everyone around.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Thankyou team!