Holiday Giving Can Be Fun

| December 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Open Books

Feeling charitable during the holidays is easy in Chicagoland because it is part of who we are. The Salvation Army has been out for weeks jingling bells to remind us the reason for the season. In the 125 years that the Salvation Army has been servicing the Chicago-land, many have benefited. The needy and underprivileged have been fed, housed and clothed. It has also provided an outlet for those who enjoy giving of themselves to others. That’s why sharing and having a good time go so well together today. For the 3rd year, the Salvation Army will hold “Stuff A Bus”. Family fun and giving at The Brickyard Mall December 10-15th on the corner of Narragansett and Diversey. 103.5 KISS FM’s Jordan will be LIVE Stuffing the bus, 24 hours a day, with donations thanks to The Brickyard Mall, Taco Bell and the Salvation Army and YOU!

More family friendly fun will going on this weekend at Open Books 213 W. Institute Place. December 11-12. Store hours are Mon – Sat 10am – 7pm. Sun 12noon – 6pm. Bring friends and family for a 50% off book sale. All proceeds will go toward Chicago community literacy programs aimed at both children and adults. This River North locale is family friendly and will certainly be an awesome site to spend the afternoon! For more information visit www.open-books.org. Who knows, you may run into other Chicagonistas!

Chicago ranked 17 in The Daily Beasts top 25 cities that give, so let’s keep giving during the holidays and all year long!

Category: Featured, Philanthropy

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  1. Anna Tarkov says:

    Couldn’t agree more 🙂 Giving back around the holidays is a great way to teach kids about helping those less fortunate.

    We’ve got a great round-up of other ways to give back (with kids in tow) this holiday season: http://kids.blogs.chicago.timeout.com/2010/11/11/kids-can-volunteer-too/

  2. Dwana says:

    I am a very firm supporter of implementing some “giving back” into our children’s lives. You can never start too early, in my opinion. Also, it’s not even about service to the less fortunate, but teaching empathy and compassion toward all mankind. Thanks Anna!!! always enjoy our exchanges!

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