I’ve been part of Stonyfield’s YoGetter team since it began in 2011. I have loved all of the wonderful opportunities that I’ve had working with them and other like-minded companies. But I think this month’s has been my favorite. Stonyfield sent us $50 gift cards to pay it forward to a good deed. So this got me thinking and I decided to make the whole month of December a Do Good month for our family.
This is the calendar we started off with. Due to a couple of sicknesses, we didn’t get to complete everything- but we achieved 90% of our do good activities! The kids cleared out 4 bags of toys and clothes to be donated. We filled a shopping bag with food to donate. We brought coffee to teachers. We bought a meal for a stranger. We played Unsecret Santa to a few families via UnMarketing on Facebook. We spent a couple of hours at a nursing home doing crafts and singing carols to the residents. We made gifts, we made cards, we helped others, and we learned giving is just as fulfilling as getting. We also made a $50 donation to Bright Blessings with the Stonyfield give back card.
Bright Blessings is a local charity that provides support for homeless and impoverished children. It started off as a charity that threw birthday parties for homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities and domestic violence programs as well as creating baskets for babies with essential items needed. The charity has expanded to providing books to homeless shelters, and giving hygiene items, security toys and healthy snacks. Last year they were able to help over 8,000 children with over 1,800 birthday’s celebrated.