At Something Social, we believe what goes around comes around. We also believe in the golden rule (and something that’s arguably more important than the previous belief), treat others the way you want to be treated. So that’s why we’re started #SomethingSignificant. Every month, we share with you a new way to give back. Whether it’s volunteering at a local food drive, or spreading awareness about an issue close to your heart, your Something Social team is here to encourage you to do #SomethingSignificant.
Where to donate this holiday season:
Cycle House will be collecting sweaters, jackets, coats, and all winter accessories for those less fortunate. Donation boxes are located at both studios.
Toys for Tots: Run by the Marine Corps, Toys for Tots collects unopened, wrapped gifts for less fortunate children during the holidays.
The Downtown Women’s Center is dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness in Skid Row and has a list of goods they’re accepting on Amazon right here. You can also donate monetarily or volunteer your time.
Reservoir is holding a holiday toy drive for Baby2Baby. Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. Reservoir has a bin in stores and is currently accepting donations for new and gently-used toys!
Friends and Helpers is a non-profit that aims to provide support, education and encouragement for domestic abuse victims who have fled to a shelter or group home for safety. Look on their website for a variety of ways to donate.
Toys-R-Us and Lin-Manuel Miranda partnered up to donate toys to Puerto Rico for the holidays. A message from Lin-Manuel Miranda: As we approach the holidays, we know that many families won’t have the opportunity to buy gifts for Three Kings Day, the pinnacle of the Christmas season for Puerto Ricans (and most Latin Americans!) celebrated on January 6, 2018. I hope you will help me meet our goal of providing 10,000 toys to kids throughout the Island.
While the holidays can be a happy time for most, they can also be a really hard time for many others. Please remember that an act of kindness matters, no matter how small.
Written by our Digital Specialist, Nora Henick.