Give Back this Holiday Season

Host a "Give Back" Get-together!

By Amy

The holidays are a time of giving. It's easy to get caught up in gift giving to those around you; family and friends, but it's important to all of us at Invitation Consultants to give to those who might not be as fortunate as we are.

Each year we donate new toys for the Toys for Tots Foundation, a well-known foundation that donates new toys to children in need, to help deliver a message of hope during the holidays. This will be our second year contributing to the My Stuff Bags Foundation. As written on their website, "The My Stuff Bags Foundation provides new belongings, comfort and hope to thousands of children each year who must be rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment across the United States. By rallying widespread individual and corporate involvement through our unique "My Stuff Bags" program, we address the immediate physical and emotional needs of rescued children, and help support the agencies caring for them." Invitation Consultants will be wrapping up blankets and stationery – and sending the gifts to children in need through the foundation.

An easy and fun way to get people to donate to the less fortunate is to host a holiday party and suggest each person or couple bring an unwrapped toy. The toys can be collected during the party and donated to the charity or foundation of choice. When sending the invitation, make sure to let people know about the donation and include an information card detailing the charity the toy is being donated to; this helps get people involved and helps them understand more about how their donation is being used, and who it is helping.

If there are a few different charities you're passionate about, involve guests by having them vote on which charity the items should be donated to. Select five charities as options and include a brief description of each when sending the invitation. Each guest can return their vote with their rsvp, or the host can conduct a live vote at some point during the party.

The holidays are the perfect time for giving to those in need! Make sure to get involved and include this wonderful gift giving at your next event!