Glossies Made Me: 50 Ways to Give Back

Posted November 2, 2018 by shooting in Discussion / 25 Comments

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Give Back this Month

This month I was inspired by the November 2018 issue of Family Circle. There is an entire section titled 50 Ways to Give Back. November is definitely the season of gratitude and giving to those less fortunate, but of course, we should do this all the time. I know on my 30×30 bucket list I have “leave a 100% tip” as one of my ideas. I love giving back – and just giving in general, so this article really resonated with me!

I also loved that there are a lot of ideas included, so some cost more, while others not so much – plus, there is a whole section on ways to give back without spending any money! Giving definitely doesn’t have to be expensive, so don’t think that you don’t have the money, or even the time if you think you have to volunteer somewhere to help out this season.

I’m hoping to utilize some of these ideas during the month of November, so I might need to do a follow-up post in the beginning of December. Would you like to see that?

Some ideas that interested me from the article though-

  • Buy from Better World Books (they donate one book for every book sold!) Plus, you get something back if you purchase from here. Just make sure you sign up for Ebates and you’ll get 2.5% back on every order! Use my affiliate link to sign up now!
  • Cookies for Kids’ Cancer – You buy cookies for $30 per dozen and 100% of profits goes toward childhood cancer centers. Get yummy cookies and help a wonderful cause at the same time? Yes please! This would be a fun gift to give someone too!
  • Donate things you no longer use or need
  • Hold the door for someone (this is something I’m always trying to do!)

What do you think of the above ideas? What are you hoping to do to give this season?

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25 responses to “Glossies Made Me: 50 Ways to Give Back

  1. Love giving back! I had never heard of Better World Books or Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I love that there are companies out there like this, trying to spread some good in the world.

  2. I try to do something to give back in November, this article sounds like it has some great ideas to do! I have always wanted to do the drive-thru difference, so I might have to try that soon.

  3. I did not know that bout Better World Books. I know that the books donated at my library when sold give the library 10% of what they earned. The only thing I can think about giving back is to be nicer. Next year I want to start reading, rereading, and then donating any books I don’t want from my shelf.

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  4. These are such lovely ideas! I especially like the idea of that company that donates a book for every book sold. I’ll have to check that out.
    Giving back is so important, I think it’s nice to make a more conscious effort to do it. Great post! πŸ™‚

  5. It has been so long since I have picked up a physical magazine. I don’t even know why. This sounds like a wonderful article. I would especially love learning new ideas to give back. πŸ™‚

  6. I love Better World Books! I also love Brandless; they donate a meal to Feed America for every $39+ order and on Wednesdays they bump that up to three meals. Once a month they randomly pick a day where they donate ten meals. πŸ’œβœ¨

    I enter contests for children’s books and donate my winnings to our neighborhood nonprofit daycare and community center. I also enter contests for children’s toys on Amazon and donate them to Toys for Tots, as well as for clothing and toiletries I donate to the homeless shelter, oh and dog and cat products for our local rescue shelters. I listen to audiobooks and click away! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

  7. candy

    Giving back is something we try to do all year long not just during the holidays. Needs never go away and giving and help children is really important.

  8. Jen

    I really like the cookies idea! There are so many easy ways to donate these days to organizations that make such a BIG difference. Thanks for sharing some of these ideas.

  9. My glossies post is in my head but not on my blog. Can’t decide whether to try to write it up real quick or save it for the next go-round.
    Thank you for sharing some unique ways to give back. I did a Christmas post like this several years ago. Was surprised how well it was received. People do have good hearts!!

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