I'm actually glad that the weather slows me down sometimes, because something needs to! I decided that I would allow this snow to keep me inside today. I am going to do something that I've been thinking about doing for awhile, gather up winter gear that my kids have outgrown (and yes, I do mean gather, because it is scattered in every closet, in every room).
While we are fortunate enough to keep ourselves warm during winter, I never want to live in a bubble (or allow my kids to) and think everyone can. There are people all over the world that need help and while we always try to participate in making a global impact whenever we can, there are ways right here in our community that we can give back too…and that's why I am gathering winter gear. This first little winter storm is a good reminder to donate that.
While there are many local options to donate winter gear, why not go with the most local and give to Aurora? There are students right here in our community that could benefit from those donations and as the winter progresses, students forget things at home or they get lost. If your child has winter gear that they have outgrown, will you join me and give back to the students in our community and donate those to the school? The biggest needs are winter boots and warm, waterproof winter gloves.
I missed having our December PTO meeting (I didn't get to use my new decorations I bought…bummer!), but that will just give us more things to talk about in January! I would like to say that I will blog again before then, but I can't make any promises…haha…after all, this is the busy season! I hope everyone has a very Happy Christmas…or Hanukkah, or Kwanza, or whatever it may be that your family celebrates, but in the midst of celebration, don't forget to take time to give to others, whether it be gifts, winter gear, your time, or just a friendly smile!