As the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales die down, it's important to remember the true spirit of the holiday season: giving back. While it may be tempting to keep indulging in the consumerism that surrounds us, there are so many meaningful ways to give back to our communities and those in need.
This year, instead of focusing solely on giving back to ourselves, let's also consider gifts that give back to others. Let’s explore some great places to give back and how to do so in a way that benefits our furry friends as well.
Charities and Non-Profit Organizations to Consider for Your Post-Black Friday Donations
After the consumerist extravaganza of Black Friday, let’s shift our focus to giving back. There are many remarkable charities and non-profit organizations that deserve our support. Here are some great options to consider.
Give Back Box
Consider participating in a give-back box program. This is where you fill a box with items you no longer need and donate it to a charitable organization. This allows you to give back while also decluttering your home. Additionally, you use the boxes you received for your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping items.
This gives these boxes a second life and reuses them, sparing our environment with unnecessary waste. In this way, you are donating to a charity while also responsibly recycling after your Black Friday purchases.
Give Back to the Community
Another way to give back is by donating to local community organizations that support causes close to your heart. Whether it's a food bank, homeless shelter, or animal rescue, your donations can significantly make an impact.
If you don’t have money to donate to a local charity or non-profit organization, you could donate your time over the holiday season.
Gifts that Give Back to Animals
Another great way to give back this shopping season is to incorporate some local animal shelters and rescues in your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. This is a great way to support our furry friends and the loving caretakers who care for them and find them new homes. Animal shelters are often in need of food, beds, stimulating toys, treats, and more.
When shopping for your own furry friends this holiday season, consider adding a bag of food or some items to bring to your local animal shelter. Get Joy has some great options for donating in this way this holiday season. Our fall-flavored ingredients feature turkey, carrots, and broccoli, bringing a little autumn cheer into our furry friend's diets and lives this holiday season.
With our fall promo special, you can order some great meals or snacks to share with your local shelters for 50% off. Choose either 50% off one order or 50% off your first 3 subscriptions from 11/20/2023 to 11/27/2023. This is a great way to order some supplies for your own furry loved one and some supplies for other pups in need.
Some great animal rescues and shelters that do great work and are always in need of support are:
- Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons, Inc. (ARF)
- Lucky Dog Refuge
- Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
- Canine Rescue Club
A Single Act of Giving Can Have a Ripple Effect
During the chaos of Black Friday, it's easy to lose sight of the true meaning of the holiday season. But amidst the consumerism, every year, we hear incredible stories of individuals who have made a difference with a single act of giving.
Whether it’s a child donating their birthday money to a local charity or a business owner organizing a fundraiser for a homeless shelter, look for inspiring stories this holiday season that show how one act of generosity can have a ripple effect.
It's these small acts of kindness that remind us of the power we each hold to make a positive impact on the world. So, let these stories inspire you to continue giving back and spreading joy long after the holiday season is over.