It’s time for the great pre-Christmas toy clean-out at the Clark house. At least that’s what I have planned. But, when I actually start going through their toys, the guilt kicks in, or I think someone might play with that plastic Dora doll that’s missing an arm and all of her clothes someday.
A playroom found here. (Because there’s no way you’re seeing what ours looks like right now.)
Last week, Lelia (who I met while writing for the Goodwill blog) emailed, asking me to remind you about donating to Goodwill this holiday season. It was a good reminder for myself that the things I’m “throwing out” mean a lot more than the fact I can feel better about how our playroom looks before we just add more toys to the mix next week. I had the opportunity to tour the Goodwill offices and facilities in Charlotte last year, and it opened my eyes to all that they do for people because of others simply dropping off their extra “stuff.” (And, if there’s ever a time to help people, it seems like it’s now.)
Besides providing jobs at their retail stores, Goodwill also offers job skills training, employee placement, and youth services, to name a few. Sometimes, it’s hard to comprehend what that means unless you see real people who have been helped. You can read about some of those success stories here.
Goodwill Gift Card giveaway
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And, of course, we thrifty blogging types all know that Goodwill can be a pretty great place to shop for treasures. In the holiday spirit, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is giving one of my (local to the Charlotte area) readers a $50 Goodwill gift card.
To enter, just “like” Goodwill on Facebook and leave a comment on this post. For an additional entry, leave another comment letting me know what you plan to donate this holiday season.
Off to clean out our toy closet. . .