Between kids clamouring for presents, parents rushing around to special events and all the other hustle and bustle that the holidays bring, it can sometimes be easy to forget that so many people are wishing for nothing more than a hot meal or a warm coat for Christmas. But Christmas is, above all else, a season of giving…not just to friends and family but also to those in need. And that’s something that I make sure to incorporate into the holidays each year in some way.
My personal favourite cause to support is the city’s Food Bank. In a country of such abundance, the thought of children being raised without enough food is one that breaks my heart. And what many people don’t realize is that it’s not always the hunger itself that’s most damaging to a child. It’s the fear and insecurity of not knowing where the next meal is coming from that can haunt a child for years.
Each year I make a donation of both food and money to the Regina Food Bank, but this year there’s another way to support my favourite charity and pick up some great gifts for loved ones at the same time. The exclusive Target+TOMS collection isn’t just stylish; every purchase provides food, clothing and warmth to those in need.
My personal favourite item is the beautiful Oakwood Pillar Candle. Not only does this candle make an ideal gift for almost anyone, it provides one week of meals to someone in need through a donation to Food Banks of Canada. I bought a few of these candles to have tucked away in case I needed a last-minute present.
The Target+TOMS line also includes t-shirts, shoes, ponchos, sweaters and home décor items. No matter who you’re shopping for, these items make a great last minute gift that helps celebrate the true meaning of Christmas too! Pick up a few favourites at your local Target store and give a gift that gives back!