BY CAROLINE ABKAR | RED TREE REALTY | DECEMBER 2016
It’s that magical time of year again, when beautiful lights abound and Christmas Carols can be heard throughout town. Kids’ eyes twinkle with excitement waiting impatiently for presents to find. For those families in need, we can make a difference and make their holiday magical too. While there are some great organizations collecting toys for this cause, such as Toys for Tots, I couldn’t easily find the ones accepting gently used toys and books here in San Diego, and I know that not everyone is able to donate new toys. Most of us have some gently used toys we can part with, and what a great lesson in empathy it is for your child(ren)!
I am therefore thrilled to join efforts with Every Child Counts and the Neighborhood House Association to collect your gently used toys and books. Giving is very simple: you simply contact me between now and December 18th, 2016 and we arrange for drop-off at my office, or pickup.
Remember to involve your child(ren) throughout the process. They will love the idea of helping others who are less fortunate.
Thank you for giving, and please spread the word, share this link and/or flyer! Together, we can make a difference to other children’s lives.
Share the Giving Spirit! Post a short video to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with hashtag #EveryChildCountsSD of your child saying why they gave their toys to others and share it with friends & colleagues.
You can also take a pic and post on social media again with hashtag #EveryChildCountsSD. The more we spread the word, the better! I’m happy to snap a pic at drop-off/pickup.
I am always listening.