This year, because my family and I have been blessed so much, I have an increased desire to give to those in need or to do what I can to help others. We don’t always have a lot, or extra to give, but sometimes it doesn’t take very much to give back. Donations don’t always have to be big items, or large sums of money. Sometimes they can be everyday items that you might take for granted.
My family took a little trip to Walmart last weekend, and decided to shop for products that we could create hygiene packets with and donate to a local shelter or organization that helps the homeless.
I began by picking out a few Crystal Body Roll-On Deodorants and adding them to our cart. The Crystal Roll-On Deodorant was an easy choice, it’s all-natural, aluminum free, and both men and women can use it, and it’s one I recently tried out and have been using.
I also grabbed some items from the travel section that was in the same aisle. Toothbrushes, soap, wet ones, hand sanitizer, shampoo and conditioner, etc.
When we got home I put everything out on our table and had my son help me put them into individual bags.
Today we were able to gather up some of my kids’ clothes that they outgrew, and the hygiene packets and drive downtown to donate them to the Poverello House. The Poverello House is private, nonprofit, nondenominational organization that has been serving the hungry and homeless since 1973.
Donating to the Poverello House is incredibly easy, they have a long driveway where you can pull up your car and workers will come out and carry the bags from your car into their donation area.
I chose the Poverello House to donate items to because they serve many homeless men and women in need, but another local shelter I often give donate items or supplies to is the Marjorie Mason Center. Which is a local women’s shelter that provides housing and supportive services to victims of domestic violence in Fresno County.
Hopefully if you’ve been feeling blessed this year, or even just this season, you’ll think about sharing some of your blessings too. Every little bit really does help organizations like the Poverello House and Marjorie Mason Center.
If you’d like to see more from our shopping trip to purchase #CrystalRollOn and creating the hygiene packets for the Poverello House you can check out my Google+ album.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All ideas and opinions are my own.