The countdown to Santa’s big day has begun, which means holiday mania is out in full force. Homes are brightly lit and shops are packed to the brim with shoppers. For many, it can be hard to focus on anything besides those last few (and toughest) names on their list. But if you’ve started worrying about how close December 25th seems, you can take a deep breath and relax – the very best gifts come from the heart.
There are a number of reasons to refocus your gifting habits this year. Whether you’re concerned about the environment, not sure what to purchase or looking for more far-reaching presents, take a look at the community around you. In Whistler, we’re lucky to have a very caring community. From environmental to health to homelessness, there are many worthwhile causes to consider supporting this Christmas.
Many charities operate on a very tight budget, so by gifting on behalf of a loved one or yourself, you can help build up our local community – as well as the people in it. By finding a charity that aligns with your recipient’s values, you can give a gift twice. Your loved ones are sure to appreciate the compassion you’re demonstrating, and you can help champion causes that may need extra support.
But how can you find an organization that has special meaning to you? Pique Newsmagazine has compiled the Season of Giving list of local causes to help shine a light on some impactful charities in the Sea-to-Sky area.
So instead of braving the crowded shops, consider making a donation in someone’s name to one of these Season of Giving causes. This could help you enjoy the season without stress and make a difference in your local community.
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