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My Wish for My Family
To me, a large part of the holidays are about giving back. In my family, we have some traditions related to giving back that we do every year. This year, my Wish For Others and especially my family is that we give more than we ever have before. Here a few easy ways to give back during the holidays that we do each year:
1. Go through old toys and donate them.
My children know that Santa will be bringing presents so they love to go through old toys with the hopes that some child will love that toy like they did. My kids are really great about going through their toys and they get very excited about the possibilities.
2. Donate books and magazines.
I have several magazine subscriptions and when I am done reading the magazine, we try to donate them to the local children's hospital. We remove our address and then ask them to give to parents who are in need of something to read. We do this with books as well.
3. Give food.
Everytime there is a canned food drive at school or in our local communtiy, my kids get involved. They have asked family and neighbors to donate cans for those who are hungry.
4. Give time.
Give some of your time. We have packed boxes of food at our local food bank. We have also served food at a soup kitchen. Every hour helps.
5. Give money.
When people ask for money during the holidays (for charity reasons) I am much more likely to give. My kids do this as well.
LET CAPITAL ONE GET YOU IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
We all know that giving to others feels great, whether you’re donating to a nonprofit, volunteering at a food bank or doing something nice for a loved one. To celebrate that spirit of giving and make the holidays a little brighter this year, Capital One wants to hear about your Wish For Others. Share your wish for someone else – a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or a community.
MAKING HOLIDAYS BRIGHTER THIS SEASON
Through a campaign called “#WishForOthers,” Capital One is hoping to help make the holidays a little brighter this year by helping to share and grant people’s wish for others:
Share your wish for someone else – a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or a community — with #WishForOthers on Twitter, Instagram, or the Capital One Facebook page from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23 for a chance to make it come true.
GET SOCIAL WITH CAPITAL ONE
Join the conversation with the #WishForOthers hashtag
Visit the Capital One Facebook page
Tweet with Capital One on Twitter
Check out the Wish for Others website (www.wishforothers.com) to learn more information.