Have you come out of your food coma yet? Or does the tryptophan still have you comatose on the couch? If you are one of those insane people who waited in line at the mall this weekend for those deals that you just can’t pass up, I give you a lot of credit. Even I can’t stand the madness that is the King of Prussia Mall on Black Friday and coming from a girl who really, really loves her shoes…that is saying something.
Traditionally, we think of this time of year as a season for giving but let’s face it, we’re pretty into the getting around this time too. So I wanted to give you all a few ideas for ways that we can all give a little something back since, when we stop to think about it, we all probably have a lot more than we actually need. Check out two suggestions for ways that you can do your part below:
Soles4Souls. Like I said, I am a girl who knows the importance of fancy footwear and this is a way that we can help make sure that everyone has something to cover up their toes this winter. According to RealSimple magazine, there are 2.9 billion (yep, billion) pairs of shoes sitting in the closets of women across the country. And while some of us are hoarding away all of these shoes, others have none. Soles4Souls is a charity that distributes shoes to over 300 million children and 1.5 billion adults around the world. So clean out those closets and drop off your gently used shoes at a collection box in your area (souls4souls.org).
Project H.O.M.E. Now this may be more suitable for hands-on help from you Philly folks since it is based here in the city, but they will certainly accept that cashmonayy from where ever you are! Started by one of TIME magazines 100 Most Influential People, Sister Mary Scullion, Project H.O.M.E. works toward ending homelessness in the Philadelphia area through education, employment, medical care, and affordable housing. My dad and I had the opportunity work with Sister Mary to help pack boxes of Thanksgiving dinners for Philadelphia families the other night and talk about getting some perspective. Sister Mary is an amazing woman and the work she is doing is really making a difference so check out this website to learn about how you can help!