Canada’s Boxing Day began years ago, when the upper class would box up all of their old but still very useful clothes and household items (since they had just received new ones for Christmas) and offer them to the cooks, maids, and household workers. It was a great way for everyone to get what they needed, and for household to eliminate clutter.
But why wait until AFTER Christmas to do that? Instead of Boxing Day, why not participate in Downsize and Donate Day, BEFORE Christmas gets here?
On Friday, December 5th, all day long, at 42 Elizabeth Avenue in Cranford, residents can do just that – downsize their clutter and no-longer needed items, and donate to those who DO need them. We just LOVE this idea!!
Steph and Matt Quinn are collecting very gently used/new items for Catholic Charities that you don’t need, want, or fit into, that may still have years of life left in them! Check those closets, toyboxes, under beds, attics, and basements, and “create a gift.” The goal is to gift a few clean, unwrapped items in a bag/box/basket with tissue paper or cellophane to give to families and children in need. It’s even better if you can create a “theme gift,” such as arts and crafts, dress-up, trucks and cars, hair and makeup, staying warm, game or movie night, to brighten someone’s holiday. Write a short note for each package to tell someone you are thinking of them and wish them a happy holiday, (it does not have to be a SPECIFIC someone), drop your packages off, and they will be delivered during the second week of December. For more information, please check out https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.quinn.5055 (11/2/14 post) homepage.
Every donation counts, and no donation is too small! You’ll want to make room for all of that Christmas booty anyway, so why not let others benefit from your downsizing? Make the holiday happy for others!