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10 Ways to Give in 2020

We all know that the holidays are going to look a little different this year. As the holiday season begins, it’s easy miss the aspects of it that normally make it so great. But, one of the best ways to keep the holiday spirit up is to give, so we’ve compiled a list of 10 ways to give this season!

1. Give to a foodbank in your area

With food insecurity on the rise, a donation to a local foodbank can go a long way to improving someone’s holiday season.  You can donate locally or support another community.  If you already donate to a food bank, talk to your partner and family about doubling that donation this year. 

Is there a specific cause that you feel strongly about?  Many charities are low on funds this year, so now is a great opportunity for you to give back! 

2. Give friends and family a call

Even if you can’t have your usual holiday celebrations, you can still keep in touch via phone or video call. Why not give friends and family some extra talk time this holiday season? 

3. Give the gift of time

Volunteer your time when possible.  Second Harvest is just one of many organizations making a difference with the help of volunteers.  They rescue good healthy food from across the supply chain and deliver it to a network of social service agencies. 

4. Send an eGIFT Card

Buy your friends and family more time with our new eGift Cards.  Friends throughout Canada can enjoy our bounty of eco-friendly personal and home-care products shipped to their home.  Friends in downtown Toronto can book a cleaning for their home.

5. Give something personal

If you find yourself with extra time at home this holiday season, try your hand at making a gift. Homemade gifts don’t need to be complicated.  Homemade cards are a gift in themselves. You can use items you already have around the house. Good old fashioned cut & paste is a refreshing change from emails.

Learn something new like crochet. All you need is a crochet hook, some wool, and one pattern. With the amazing resources of the DIY internet community, you can make hats, scarves, and afghan blankets with amazing colours and textures.

6. Give the gift of relaxation

There’s no denying that 2020 is a stressful year.  Why not make it a little easier on someone by giving them the gift of relaxation?  We’ve got you covered for all of your home spa needs from bath bombs to loofahs!

7. Give some laughter

Everyone could use a joke these days, so why not share some with friends and family.  You’ll be sure to brighten their day!

8. Give space with a scent-free environment

 We are proud of the many fragrance-free products we sell.  Choosing fragrance-free products is not only good for the environment, it provides space for scent-sensitive individuals everywhere.  THE UNSCENTED COMPANY goes a step farther by making unscented their brand. Purchase their 4 Litre fragrance-free Laundry Soap and prevent your clothes from carrying noxious perfumes into the workplace. Scent-sensitive friends will love an eGift Card to our store with so many fragrance-free and skin-sensitive products.

9. Give some dinner

While it might be harder to meet up with friends and family this year, you can still give one of the biggest holiday comforts around: food.  Make a double recipe on your dinner and drop it off.  You can also support a local restaurant and deliver dinner and wine to a family in isolation.  Enjoy dinner and drinks together in a zoom chat.

10. Give yourself a break

This year the usual holiday stresses will likely be a bit higher than normal. Remember to be kind to yourself (and others) this season. When you need to slow down and take a break, do it and enjoy the moments of rest!

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