This post was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
How do you like to gift back during the holiday season? While we try to give back throughout the year, it always seems that there are more opportunities during the holidays.
I grew up always volunteering and giving back, and I think it’s also important to help my kids find ways to give back with donating not just things, but our time as well. Here’s a few we like to do:
- Donate to a food pantry.
- Donate gifts to various organizations for toy programs for the holidays.
This holiday season we were able to do quite a few things. As a family, we recently attended a fundraising dinner for a local teacher who lost her son in the Oakland fire, and we were able to donate towards helping her with expenses. A lot of what we do is volunteering.
My husband and oldest child spent all last weekend at the Dallas zoo getting pledges for the gorillas. This one was about getting people to make changes in their lives for the environment instead of donations. They got to work inside the gorilla exhibit talking to people about making good choices for a better environment.
She also helped run a food drive at her school for the local food pantry. We brought up three big boxes of food ourselves to donate for the cause.
My middle child recently helped clean up a lower income high school. They built picnic tables and spruced up the whole school.
There are so many ways to give back during the holiday season. One easy way is with Johnson & Johnson’s free Donate a Photo app. For every photo shared through the app, Johnson & Johnson donates $1 to one of it’s trusted non-profit partners, which you can choose!
You can donate one photo every day. Plus, you can easily share to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to spread the word and inspire others to donate, too. Download the app and learn more.
Another easy way to donate and check someone off your holiday list is with the Save the Children “Gifts of Joy” holiday catalog. Save the Children is a long time global partner with Johnson & Johnson and their products have been available through Save the Children’s emergency programs to support needs for families. Learn more about their partnership.
How do you like to give back during the holiday season?
Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted causes, and you can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal, or the donation period ends. If the goal isn’t reached, the cause will still get a minimum donation.