Tomorrow we will gather with family to enjoy a delicious meal while we pause to reflect on life’s blessings and all of things for which we are thankful. It is a day that we look forward to each year. Thanksgiving also kicks off the Christmas season. The decorations go up, the music begins, and the shopping starts. It is a season of joy, putting others first, and giving. That is what we love most.
On December 1st we will begin our 4th 25 Days of Giving. We will embark on another incredible journey to brighten the lives of others during the Christmas season. The goal is simple. We want to make this season of giving special for those around us. There are families in our community who are hurting, need a hand, and/or just need someone to show that they care. There are people who dread Christmas because the stresses involved with the holiday are too much to handle. Others just need to experience kindness. They just need to feel the love of a kind gesture.
The first three 25 Days of Giving have been absolutely amazing. We experienced smiles, laughter, gratitude and tears. Each moment rememberable and many unforgettable. And with most acts of giving, the gifts, the blessing, we have received are endless. We have also seen participation happen all over the country. Last year alone we heard from New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Dallas. Giving is contagious and the 25 Days is no exception.
We have identified 25 simple giving-acts, one per day, that can brighten the life of another. We have scheduled each day in an effort to make it very easy for you to join us on this awesome adventure. Our hope is that you will participate each day, but we understand that it may not be feasible for everyone. If that is the case consider selecting the days that fit best for you. Participate in 1 day, 5 days, 13 days, or 25 days. It is completely up to you. We just ask that you participate. Take action this holiday season and make a difference in your community.
We will share each day’s experience through Social Media and we ask that you do the same. Share your pictures and videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #25DaysGiving and tag Impact 52. You can also email us your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited for December 1st. We are excited to make this a special season of giving.
We hope that you have a great Thanksgiving. Eat a lot of great food, laugh with friends and family, and cherish each and every blessing you have in your life. Then, on December 1st, let’s give to others!