Today I spent the morning shopping for presents for someone I’ve never met before.
It was in aid of the Robin Hood Foundation’s “Bless a Granny & Grandpa” campaign. I signed up via email and was assigned a unique individual who needs some love and goodies this festive season. It made me feel really great to pick out the specific items according to her wish list, and I included a little note with heartfelt wishes for a joyous holiday. There are drop-off points all over the city so it will be easy to hand in my gift bag on my way to my next chore tomorrow.
I think everyone should support some kind of goodwill charity or “secret santa” project (and I’m not even Christian). Veggietot values are all about sharing, spreading love and joy, and trying to make the world a little bit nicer. Tick, tick, tick!
There are many of these worthy projects available, so whether it’s Bless a Granny, Santa’s Shoebox, DIVOTE or something else, why not take a little time and trouble to make someone else feel really happy and loved this festive season, even – especially – if you don’t know them.
Please feel free to leave a comment with details of any other scheme worth supporting.