#GivingTuesday: Tips to Spread Holiday Cheer

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Tuesday, Dec. 1 is #GivingTuesday. Celebrate by donating an old or used bicycle to a less fortunate child in your area! The donation will surely help spread some holiday cheer and help make you feel good in return.

The facts: did you know that 15 percent of Americans live in poverty? That number is expected to grow in the coming years due to inflation and decrease in quality of life. Despite these unfortunate circumstances occurring in America, helping others out goes a long way in making our country a better place to live.

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Here are some ways you can get involved in your community:

  1. Host a community auction: do you have a favorite local, regional or national charity? Invite your friends to auction off items or talents of theirs, including old musical instruments, bicycles and even massages. Invite local community members and at the end of the event, donate all proceeds to the charity.
  2. Have a food drive: call your neighbors, friends and family and ask them to bring at least two cans of non perishable food items. When you’ve collected enough items, visit your local food bank and donate them.
  3. Bring a donation box to work: know of a family struggling this holiday season? Pass a card around your office asking coworkers to chip in as much as they can to help a local family enjoy the holidays.

Those are just a few examples of how you can make a difference this #GivingTuesday. Always count your blessings and remember there’s someone less fortunate than you out there.

To learn more about upcoming food drives and community auctions or to donate a used bicycle, please call California Wheels at (310) 678-9101Happy holidays!

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