The holiday season is upon us, and this year we are focusing on making a difference in the lives of those in our community. Whether you’re looking for a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone in your life or you’d like to help folks in need, take a look at the ideas we share here. Instead of traditional gift-giving, now is the time to celebrate the holidays through alternative displays of goodwill.
Sponsor a Family In Need
The coronavirus pandemic has uprooted the global economy, and low-income families have experienced the brunt of the fallout. If you’re looking for a way to make a positive impact this holiday season, consider donating to a local family in need. We’re currently taking nominations of families that could use some assistance, and you can submit someone for consideration here.
Donate to a Charitable Cause
Whether you choose to donate to a local nonprofit or a national organization, charitable giving is an excellent opportunity to spread some cheer. If you’re hoping to benefit the Boulder community, there are several nonprofits here that would love to receive generous donations this holiday season. Out Boulder and TGTHR (formerly Attention Homes) are just a couple of examples of organizations working for worthy causes right here in Boulder.
Gift an Experience
Can’t think of a tangible gift for the person who has everything? This holiday season, try giving an experience rather than a wrapped present. This practice is becoming more widespread as individuals are increasingly mindful of taking it easy on the planet and reducing unnecessary clutter. Plus, a luxurious vacation, day at the spa, or tickets to a performance will create lasting memories. When you live in Boulder, there’s an abundance of ways to provide an unforgettable experience. With the Macky Auditorium, Dairy Arts Center, and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (among many other wonderful venues for supporting the arts) right here in town, you’re sure to find an option that your loved ones will look forward to experiencing.
It’s time to start thinking about how to spread the cheer. There are plenty of ways to bring a smile to someone’s face, including the ideas mentioned here. Whether you help a family in need in our community, donate time or funds to charity, or provide an unforgettable experience to a loved one, you’ll be bringing some much-needed joy to the world.