Local Charities in Need This Winter
It's that time of year--Christmas time. It's never been a favorite season of mine, if we're being honest. The pressure to gift and the materialistic mentalities that come up this time of year make me really sad--it bothers me. In fact, even Christmas music makes me a little grumpy. It's something I'm working on through finding ways that I can enjoy the time of year. One of these ways is giving. Now-- I'm not saying I'm forking over hundreds of dollars to non-profit's, let's be real. But even just showing a little love to some awesome organizations on social media can be a way of helping out.
This winter, here are three of my favorites:
This organization in Boise does a ton for hundreds of those in need each year-- winter can be one of their busiest seasons. I love that they welcome everyone of any faith to volunteer or that has a need and they do their best to make a positive impact on the community. Find their website, HERE.
Terry Reilly is a community based health care provider that makes health care in our area affordable for thousands. The clinic does amazing work and during the holidays, money can be stretched a little extra thin. For many, this may mean skipping an appointment for an ache or pain, because of fear of cost. Learn how to give to this clinic, HERE.
I've known about Saint Vincent's since I was a kid--and you may know them best for their food kitchens and thrift stores. They do some great work around the holidays, like no-cost Christmas toy store. Find out more, HERE.